Mindy here. Well, here we are, in the home-stretch, heading straight for one of my favorite days of the year--Christmas. As this holiday season winds down, I'll be finishing up my shopping. Lord willing, I'll be done by the end of the day. Then it's onto wrapping and baking, surrounded by those I hold most dear. That aspect, being with the ones I love, seems to be a little more precious this year. After the chaos and uncertainty of recent months, it's comforting to withdraw and focus on what's really important.
Our big festivities will kick off with a Christmas Eve church service. Then it's home for a party--lots of finger foods and sweet treats. Once we've had our fill, the kids will open one present and settle in for readings of the Christmas story from Luke, followed by The Night Before Christmas.
Christmas Day will, no doubt, arrive early. Why is it that teenagers can sleep in every other day of the year, but come Christmas, they're up before the sun? They'll see what Santa brought them, then we'll have a nice, leisurely breakfast before the grand kids arrive. Then it's round two of gift-giving, followed by games, cooking, laughter, the big meal, and maybe even a little dancing. You just never know around here.
What's on tap for Christmas in your world? Quiet or chaos? How do you celebrate?
In closing, I want to wish you all the merriest of Christmases. May the Lord bless you and keep you. May His face shine upon you and give you peace.
Happy Tuesday, y'all.