Monday, December 21, 2009

Christmas is Remembering

For some reason it always surprises me that there are only a few short weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas. I never feel like I have enough time to enjoy Christmas because I’ve spent so much time preparing for Thanksgiving.

That said, I have a thousand memories of Christmas and my Thanksgiving memories all blend together.

My favorite Christmas memory is of my dad taking my brother and me around town looking at the Christmas lights. We’d drive from neighborhood to neighborhood enjoying the sights and each others company. The lights, to me, are a symbol of Christmas spirit.

I hope not to disappoint, but I’m signing off until after the holidays. I’ll leave you all with a poem that I wrote several years ago.

The smell of good things to eat,

The love of friends and family,

This is Christmas.

Finding opportunities to share –

Our love, our talents, our time,

This is Christmas.

The brightest star, the manger scene,

That special babe, born to be king,

This is Christmas.

Christmas is remembering.

May you find the joy and love of the Christmas

season in your home and in your hearts.

1 comment:

Kate said...

What a lovely poem and happy Christmas to you too.

Kate xx