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Sunday, December 25, 2011

Time to ponder

Even though I was tired and the hour was very late I was still moved at the thought that I was falling short.  Everyone had certainly enjoy the family Christmas eve traditions.  The kids had more toys than they could possibly need.  I sat in the quiet house after Santa had visited and took in the glow of the lights on our tree, I wondered if my family would even take time to remember why the coming day was being celebrated.

Knowing that in hours and a blur the Christmas morning festivities would be over I gave thanks that I can have hope.  I glad thanks that I can know that something far better than any of the wrapped gifts waiting to be opened is in store for me and everyone.

Remembering the true reason for this season and holding in my heart every day, I wish you and your family a moment of calm gratitude for the first Christmas gift.

Merry Christmas


  1. I wish you a very merry Christmas time!

  2. Thank you for a great post (again!) Shelly.

    In comparison to previous Christmases, this year was very scaled back. Fewer gifts, no big meal, and just our small family (hubby, me and our two kids). We all agreed that THIS is how Christmas should be.

    Best to you for the rest of the year.

  3. Great post! It's all over so fast, isn't it...after all that preparation. Merry Christmas (late)!

  4. I love the phrase 'calm gratitude'-- thanks for this post!

  5. What a beautifully thoughtful person you are.
    At the end of the day none of the only gifts that really count are those of love and caring.
    Merry Christmas to you.