I can't believe it's Christmas Eve.
That means a whole year has passed already. Next week we will begin again.
As I reflect on the past year, I remember tears, joy, frustration and peace. All the things that make life interesting.
I have not done anything amazing over the past year, but I survived it, and I suppose that's pretty amazing in itself.
Sitting in my new home at Christmas this year is a true blessing.
For all the other things in life that I have yet to achieve, I press on.
I'm so grateful for Christmas. I love every single thing about it, including the massive turkey sitting in water in my sink that is giving me fits because I'm afraid it won't defrost in time!
I love the music of Christmas. The smells of baking, and Yankee Candle.
Having my kids around, hanging out and having fun with each other.
I love remembering good times with friends and family, thinking of those no longer with us, and of those in other lands celebrating as well.
Christmas just makes me smile.
Most of all, for me at least, I think of Christmas as a beginning.
He came so that we might have life.
If that's not reason to celebrate, I don't know what is.
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU ALL AND MAY GOD BLESS YOU RICHLY IN THE COMING YEAR!