12/02/2009

Christmastime is Here


I am officially in the mood for Christmas! I admit, it took longer to “take” this year for some reason, but today I have that “I’m excited for Christmas” feeling.

Maybe it was the cold weather—and the few wet snowflakes that dotted my windshield this morning. Maybe it was grocery shopping and buying all the ingredients for the baking and making a tub of hot chocolate mix. Maybe it was a quick change of plans that means we will have our Christmas day a bit earlier. Whatever did it, I’m ready. Or at least I’m ready to get ready!

The Christmas music has been playing all day long. The decorations go up tomorrow. I even downloaded Christmas ringtones to my phone! I imagine a fire will appear in the fireplace again soon. The shopping will commence in earnest this weekend—and hopefully finish, too. The Christmas wrapping box will find a permanent home in my bedroom, along with the tape and scissors. And when my daughter arrives home next week, the house will fill with smells of baking things and Christmas movies will play on the TV.

And then of course there will be family and food and the celebration of a Christmas Eve service at church and the joy of giving to others as God the Father gave to us—generously, without reserve.

What is your favorite part of Christmas? I truly can’t decide. I love it all!

3 comments:

Cheryl Read said...

For me, it's the tree. It's covered in Hallmark ornaments, one for each year we've been married and one for each boy since they were born. So many memories and so much fun when we hang the ornaments. I love Christmas.

Patti Lacy said...

Reading the Christmas story, then attending Christmas Eve service, where we lift our hearts, our voices, our minds to the Infant King Who became the perfect sacrifice for our sins. Leaving the dimmed sanctuary with lighted candles, waiting, waiting, for the True Light.

Thanks for a beautiful post!

Patti

D'Ann Mateer said...

The tree and the Christmas eve service! Two of my favorites!