Love Overflowing

Why I love this time of year

Christmas season is here. Everyone is hustling and bustling, going from here to there. Trying to get their shopping done, trying not to be out done. That is why I dislike this time of year. But that is not what this post is about. Christmas is a magical time of year. It isn’t all commercial and Santa. There is much, much more too it.

I thought I would take a moment to reflect on why I love the holiday season, with all of it’s stresses.

  • I love the lights and decorations. I love seeing Emily’s face light up when she sees all of the beautiful displays. This means even more to me this year now that she is a bit older and enjoys it more.
  • I enjoy giving to others. Christmas isn’t about getting. It’s about giving to those you love, showing your appreciation and showing them that you care. It’s also about giving to those those less fortunate than I am.
  • While I don’t love the cold, I love the way the snow looks after it’s just fallen. I enjoy when the world around you is quiet and peaceful.
  • The carols. When Emily was a newborn, I would sing carols to her during attempts to sooth her during the wee hours. I get a little teary eyed when I hear certain ones.
  • And the main reason: God promised a Savior for the world and Christmas celebrates the fulfillment of His promise. Real love never ceases.

Merry Christmas season to you. I hope everyone is able to take some time to sit back and really take it all in. Take some time to relax and enjoy. Peace, love and joy to all of you.

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