I really love Christmas…and I know that I can’t change the world, so I am sure to keep the true meaning close to my own heart. Jesus really is the reason for the season. You won’t normally find Santa decorations at my house, but I don’t preach “No Santa” to my little Angels. I am most likely guilty of referencing Santa to them myself. Is that hypocritical? I remind them what Christmas really is; they know about the Baby Jesus…but sadly, they are much more excited about Santa. I was just as excited when I was little; but with four older siblings, I never believed in Santa. I knew to wait up, hiding behind the door of my bedroom, to sneak a peek when Mom brought the gifts out. I don’t believe I ever made it, though. I always fell asleep.
I love Christmas not only as a celebration for the birth of Jesus, but because I see more human kindness during this season. Families make a bigger effort to spend time together. People are a little more giving. Children with sparkling eyes dance with glee, for no reason other than their own private joy that it’s Christmas! I know Christmas is not a joyful time for everyone…for those of you who are missing someone special this year, my wish for you is peace this Season; real peace, from God Himself.
When I was a child, it took two lifetimes before Christmas would roll around again; these days, it takes two blinks and a nap, and here it is again. December already! Time for the hustle and bustle of the season…already I’ve been asked several times if I have all my shopping done. I’ve hardly started! There are very few things that I get in a rush about, shopping has never been one of them.