Countdown of December

December – just knowing it’s over the next calendar page can cause anxiety for some and excitement for others. The kiddies get that glint in their eyes and the adults often hesitate to embrace that childhood magic of Christmas.

I love Christmas – the lights, the glitter, the music, the fabulous treat and eats but more than anything, my family time. We continue with traditions from when the kids were small – gingerbread houses are now gingerbread cookies, sugars cookies, and now include our grandson, trimming the tree with handmade ornaments only this year Nicole joined us via Skype. She shared in the cookie decorating and even had her ornaments placed on the tree with the help of her 4 yr old nephew. The traditions remain but how we deliver them changes.

Our Christmas Eve dinner is delayed to Box Day since I am working a night shift.  This now brings me to wondering what we will enjoy Christmas Eve before I head to work and then Christmas Day – a new quandary that I have yet to figure out. I’m not going to concern myself about it because not matter what we do, we will be together.

Christmas morning, once I get home from work, we will gather together for gift opening and brunch. Skype will be a part of our gift opening to share with family away.  

It’s about family – not the gifts, not the glitz – the only really gift that matters to me is my family. 

I wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas – regardless of how you celebrate, if you celebrate, may you have peace in your heart that carries forward into 2014.

“Christmas is love in action. Every time we love, every time we give, it’s Christmas.” Dale Evans