Family – The Real Reason for the Season

IMG_0304There are so many wonderful things about this time of year. The beautiful winter scenery, the cheery music that males everyone smile, and the holidays themselves. My family practices Christmas, we always have. So here are some thoughts on Christmas that I’d like to share.

I remember when my older kids were younger, loving their excitement as they rushed to open their presents and stocking on Christmas morning. Of course, ad a parent I would have preferred to sleep in, especially since wed have been celebrating the night before at my father’s house. After that we’d go to my in laws house to celebrate.

Now, that was many years ago and a lot has changed, but one thing has stayed the same: family. This year will be even more chaotic than the days of having several small children in the house. First, we’ll be visiting my daughter and her family, since she has to work on Christmas. And while I know that it’ll be a bit of a drive the thought makes me so happy, getting to spend time with her, her husband, and my grandson. Maybe this will even be the start of a new tradition, who knows? My oldest son is also working on Christmas, so his family will be visiting after. My middle son will be working and will visit…Well, I’ll be honest, I’m not sure when he’ll visit but I know he will at some point. That just leaves my youngest son, my husband, and myself for Christmas day.

Normally on Christmas day everyone is at my house, we spend the morning laughing and opening presents. I love this, having everyone together in my home, making jokes and eating. So, this year will be a little harder than most. But the main thing will still be there: family.

So, I hope this season, and everyone after, you take the time to enjoy those around you. Whether they be traditional family or those you’ve adopted make sure to pass on the love and good cheer.

From my family to yours: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!



So now faith, hope, and love abide these three; but the greatest of these is love

Corinthians 13:13

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