It’s hard to believe it’s the Sunday before Christmas! December goes by so quickly. In the blink of an eye we will begin a new year.
This weekend we’ve had two family get-togethers. We talked and we laughed and we ate. What would Christmas be without all the delicious food?
Family is such a big part of Christmas to me.
Growing up I had so many wonderful Christmases. Not because of the gifts I received, I can hardly remember the presents. But it was celebrating Christ’s birthday and spending time with family that made Christmas special.
Since losing Mom in 2009, Christmas has been different. The first couple of Christmases without her were difficult. I didn’t want to celebrate without Mom.
Mom was the one who made Christmas special for all of us. We laugh about all the crazy things Mom did around the holidays!
One year she decided to make homemade custard for my brother, Blake, because he loved it. When we got to Mom and Dad’s house on Christmas Eve, Mom was sick (throwing up) in the bathroom.
I thought for sure she had a stomach bug but we later found out that she had made the homemade custard and drank it all!! There was none for my brother and Mom had made herself sick!
Needless to say, we’ve laughed about that for years. Mom was hilarious! I could write a book on some of the crazy things she did.
I cherish the memories of my Christmases with Mom. I hold them so close to my heart but I realize that Mom would want me to keep making Christmas memories.
I know that many of you are having a difficult Christmas this year. I want you to know I’m praying for you. I may not know your name, but I can still pray for those who are suffering.
If you are experiencing the pain of loss or disappointment this holiday season, I pray that you will feel the peace that passes all understanding and in the midst of your pain you will find a way to make some Christmas memories to cherish for years to come.
I shared a song with you all a few weeks ago from the group Pentatonix. I went and purchased their Christmas CD and I’ve been listening to it in my car all month.
This song is not about Christ but it’s such a beautiful song. Colt (my grandson) loves it and makes me play it over and over, real loud!
It brings back memories of Christmas pasts and the joys of being a child at Christmas.
I would love to hear what Christmas means to you?Pin It