Hi friends– I don’t know about you, but I’m an big anticipator. I get a whole lot of joy imagining all the “Christmas” coming up this month. Here’s what’s on my mind and heart:
#1. Today, I’m picking up my sis to Christmas shop. We’ve been Christmas shopping together since we were 8 years old, pooling our $6 to buy all the family gifts! We talk and shop and eat our way across town! The best.
#2. Bringing home the Christmas tree that Larry’s strapped to the top of the car. I love that bit of piney green in the house with all the well worn ornaments.
#3. Listening to Christmas music, cranking up the Messiah while I put cookies into the oven.
#4. Evenings celebrating with dear friends, hearing Christmas plans and hopes…
#5. Hugging all our kids as they come in the door to stay. They come from far and wide–so we have people piled high sleeping in every room of our small house.
#6. Decorating cookies with the grand-girls, sprinkles flying in every direction.
#7. Christmas Eve lunch with our parents, kids and grandkids, sitting down to share a big meal with the people we love most.
#8. Our big crazy Christmas Eve supper at my bother Mark’s house. Fifty of us all catching up, giving hugs, taking pictures…
#9. Christmas night tapas (thanks to our years in Spain) by the fireplace with the kids, a quiet end to Christmas.
#10. Tranquil moments through these weeks ahead, to thank God for his son come to show us his great love, to sing, to pray, to rest in Him. God is good.
Thank you margaretbergart.com for the reindeer.