Monday, December 26, 2011

Holiday Cheer!

December brings many holidays to celebrate to everyone in our world.  So this month, the Merry Go Round Blog Tour is discussing holidays.  I will focus on what I know, Christmas.  It is a blessing and a curse every year in so many ways.  But no one wants to hear about the bad...

This year, my family descended upon my home yesterday afternoon.  We have a very long yet narrow living room full of 15 people.  The youngest was 3 months old all the way up to my grandma who is in her 70's.  Everyone seemed to have a good time.  Which is always a blessing because that means there are no arguments.  My mom loves a peaceful holiday.  Missing, of course, was my brother so it wasn't a perfect day.

My 3 year old grandniece was so precious.  Every gift was special.  Each outfit received a snuggle before it went on mommy's lap.  Every toy opened was followed with the large eye, open mouthed "yay" even the books I gave her.  It is so refreshing to see the enjoyment of the young ones.

I would be remissed if I didn't hit on the reason we celebrate Christmas.  It is a time of year for giving and caring.  As a Christian, we remember the birth of Jesus and the sacrifice he was born to make.  We draw together as a family and give thanks as well as enjoy each other's company.

I hope each of you has had a blessed holiday no matter what religion or holiday you celebrate!