My joy for today is Christmas.
For all my faithful readers, and I am talking to each and every one of you five people, sorry for the hiatus. As most of you know, we were visiting family in Pennsylvania for the holidays. And even though it is quite obvious and unoriginal, I would be incredibly remiss to not mention the joy of Christmas.
Mouse calendar, chocolate covered pretzels, late nights of laughing and talking, shopping, baking, wrapping gifts, Christmas cards, advent calendars, Christmas lights, beautifully decorated trees, nut roll, granola, fudge, peanut butter blossoms, stockings, preschool Christmas program, gingerbread houses, glorious hymns, family traditions, parties, meaningful worship services, birthday cake for Jesus, yearly reunions with friends, Pictionary, holiday movies, MGM Spectacle of Lights, extra time with my hubby, exuberant kids, first Christmas memories, and so much more; these are the earthly things that bring me joy over the holiday season.
The most wonderful joy of the season is the birth of our Savior. It is so wonderful to walk around a mall or grocery store and hear songs declaring the birth of Jesus. A season focused on giving, sharing and cherishing family and friends, while celebrating the birth of Jesus is a simple and long-lasting reason for joy. Although it is busy, it is glorious. Each year, it seems to pass more and more quickly. May we all attempt to remember the feeling the whole year through!
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!