It's today....it's Christmas Eve. How did that happen? My Christmas cards are still not sent...but they will be, just as soon as I can get to the Post Office. I know they will be late, but Christmas is not just a day, but a feeling that we should have all year through. Don't ya love getting that straggler card, it is a reminder that Christmas is still here even after the 25th has come and gone....and we really don't know the exact date that Jesus Christ was born, I think Hallmark gave it that particular day....just like they did Sweetheart Day and Secretary Day. All kidding aside, Christmas is an extraordinary day, the day that Christ was "born", a day that made the world more special and our lives filled with his everlasting love. He carries me through the hard times, he lifts me up when I fall, he gives me strength when I am weary, so yes, Christmas is special.
This holiday season I have missed my sweetie alot....as I drove to see my daughter's dance recital, I became particularly teary thinking of all the years past that we have been there sitting 5th row center year after year. And by the way, driving and crying don't mix well. Then we had a health scare with my oldest granddaughter and he wasn't here to hold my hand and give me a hug and say that everything would be alright (and it was, but it sure was scary for awhile), and the shopping together, and the decorating the house together. I have been exceedingly busy this holiday, and I am so blessed to have so many friends, but man do I miss my man.
I hope your Christmas is filled with the love of family and the joy of friends....Toby, Cinder and I wish you all a very Merry Christmas.
And I hope that Santa is extra special to you this year.
“My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others. Come to think of it, why do we have to wait for Christmas to do that?” ~ Bob Hope
Until next time.....