“It’s the Most…Wonderful Time….of the Year….!!”
Dear Lord, please help me remember this as I look at my December calendar and begin to feel anxiety welling up within me. I long for a Christmas season full of evenings building puzzles with my family, apple cider brewing on the stove, calm moments lovingly wrapping gifts (not frantically searching for a gift bag as we dash out the door to a party), and sipping egg nog while watching old Christmas movies.
I look forward to slowly unwrapping our ceramic Nativity Scene, pausing to study each lamb, shepherd and wise man as we remember the holiness of Christ’s birth.
Thursday our tree made its debut, and Christmas time officially began at the Coon household. We decided to place it in a different spot this year: the middle of our living/kitchen/dining area.
Let the work begin!