Wednesday, September 24, 2008
at 8:23 AM
I came back to change how I worded this, b/c I so was not sensitive first time around. Please forgive me Kelly!!! My lightheartedness got away from me, like it does occasionally! Anyhow, my dear friend Kelly, is facing a Christmas without her darling hubby. He will be serving our country in Iraq...again. Please keep Kelly, Dan, and their family in your prayers!
I did get to thinking why is it so important to me that we have decorations up for Christmas? I can not think of a good reason. LOL. I mean, I KNOW the reason why we celebrate Christmas, and I have decorations that celebrate Christ! But, what about the other...The main reason has to do with childlike magic I feel when I wake up to the lite Christmas tree on cold mornings, drink my coffee sitting in a dark room, with the news on. This is actually a really funny thing, since this is not my normal routine AT ALL! But, as a child, I would wake up every morning in between Thanksgiving and Christmas, to my parents sitting in their jammies...watching the morning news in a dark room lit by the tree. IT was magic to me! (sorry about the major run on sentence.) I still remember that room in every detail. I remember the feeling of driving into our driveway, seeing the tree in front of our door. I remember the smell of the woodburning fireplace in that room, and how everything smelled. I remember the rocking carriage---made by House of Llyod--- that held all the yummy chocolate candies, it sat on top of the tv. It was all part of the magic. That room, those decorations, those smells, the particular memories...that I now try to re-create for my family...are all magic.
I love experiencing "magic" now. There are so many YUCKY things in our lives, that little bit of magic makes life easier. I know that some would think this is a "worldly" way of looking at things, but it is true. While we are to be spiritually mature, having a childlike attitude towards somethings, is so refreshing. (And the Bible says we are to have childlike faith) Kinda like that feeling when you walk onto Main Street at the Magic Kingdom! MAGIC!
So, what is your favorite "Magic" memory of Christmas decorations??? Leave a comment below, and let me know! Winner will receive a treasured snowman from my collection!!! Random winner will be drawn by the next biggest Christmas lover, Abbie, on October 1st!