I am one of those people that tries not to rush Christmas along. I stand fast and boycott all Christmas music before Thanksgiving. I don’t care if Mix 94.5 decides to start playing Christmas music in October or August….until the Friday after Thanksgiving I boycott. Also I know a lot of people countdown the days until Christmas. And while I don’t count the days I do get very excited when I get down until the final hours until Christmas break. And here I sit staring at an hour until I shut down the Rec Center and go off to celebrate Christmas, see family friends, enjoy fellowship @ Church, and the big exciting thing………….get some rest!!!
I know I am getting old in that regard too. Used to I couldn’t wait to get up on Christmas morning and open presents. So much so that my mom and dad made set times that we couldn’t get up before if we wanted our presents. This year when mom asked what time we wanted to get together and open presents on Christmas morning, without hesitating I said not before 9!
I whining and kidding aside there are two things that really give me joy each Christmas. First and foremost I am reminded of how much Christ did for me by coming to earth over 2,000 years ago to pay for my sins and make it so that I can spend forever with Him. For that I am most truly thankful. Next, I love the time with my family and even more than getting gifts seeing the looks on their faces and joy when I can get them something they need or enjoy.
I have to run, now but I hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas!!