Christmas in Review

Yes, as a child, the days leading up to Christmas seemed to drag by, even filled with seasonal activities, school parties and holiday preparations. As an adult (and a parent!), the weeks after Thanksgiving fly by in a blink! The decorating, gift seeking and wrapping, cooking, baking and more fill the hours to the brim until the big day arrives in a frenzy of unwrapped presents and special once-a-year indulgences. And boy, is it fun.

Even more fun now as my young children begin to comprehend the meaning of the season — both the spiritual and the commercial — and it is a joy to see the wonder in their eyes. Making the connection from the little gifts to the greatest Gift is a lifelong lesson, and one I am so grateful to share with family and friends, not just during Christmas but all year round!

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