I have tried so hard lately to blog about all the events taking place in our lives during this busy time of the year, that I have failed to really write about anything personal...like my feelings and thoughts. Today is Christmas Eve Eve... Cale will begin his Christmas break from school this afternoon. Normally, he would have gotten out of school last Friday, but this year, we decided to work up until Christmas Eve and he won't start back to school until January 7th. This is due to the new puppy (Remington) that he will get hopefully sometime next week. He can spend extra time with him on those days. Noelle and Scot will both work half a day tomorrow and will be home until Monday morning. As for me, I am preparing for Christmas Eve. We will have Christmas Eve here with my parents. Most of you know that I'm an only child, so it will just be my four and my parents. We always have a very good time. I am not even sure of the menu yet. I have several thoughts running through my mind...I may just do a good ole country supper like peas, cornbread, mashed potatoes, corn, baked beans with bacon, English peas, and some kind of meat. My mother loves my potato soup, so I am making a pot of that also. Noelle, Cale, and I will bake our annual Happy Birthday Jesus cake. We are thinking chocolate on chocolate.
Seems like we get so engrossed with the planning and all the doings, we're so tired by Christmas Day, we sadly don't even feel like celebrating. I have been very busy, but for today and tomorrow, I am cleaning my house and cooking a normal meal for my family. I hope to get a good nights rest tonight and be able to actually feel the CHRISTMAS SPIRIT tomorrow and Friday. I want to be vibrant, alert, and happy...and spread love and cheer to my family. Some would call it being in a good mood! I don't know why I'm blogging about all of this...I guess it's just what is on my mind. Christ in my heart and my precious family and friends is what will make the next two days so special. I honestly could care less if I even get a gift; I love to give gifts; I'd probably be a bit sad if I couldn't give gifts to my family and friends, but when it comes down to it...I possess the greatest Gift inside me and I need to share that Gift with others. I need to let my life be a tribute and an honor to that Gift...I need to give out gifts of hugs, pats on the back, I love yous, you are specials, I treasure yous, kind words, let me do that for yous, etc.
I need to make sure that my family and friends know how I feel about them and that after the Christmas season has passed, they look back and have happy memories of how they felt when in my presence. I know Christ's presence in my life made a difference; I need to make a difference in other's lives, beginning here in my home. OK, I'm getting teary; no time for that, but my heart's desire is to give gifts of blessing, and of hope and love to all I come in contact with. I can give those gifts because of the wonderful salvation given to me by the Reason for This and All Seasons, My Lord and Saviour Jesus. Merry Christmas Eve Eve.