I’m Celebrating Christmas

I love Christmas. I love everything about Christmas, except baking cookies of course. But, lucky for me, my husband, Bill, enjoys baking cookies with our daughter, Shantel. In fact, baking cookies together has become a father/daughter tradition for Bill and Shantel. I get to leave the house for the day while they just bake to their hearts content…win, win, for all of us! 🙂

I love decorating the Christmas tree, and putting Christmas decorations in every room in the house. I love cooking special Christmas meals. I love visiting with family and friends, but most of ALL, I love knowing that the reason for the season is to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. That’s it. There is no other reason to celebrate Christmas in my book, because I believe without the birth of Jesus, there would be no Christmas!

I often hear people say they’ve lost the Christmas spirit… I wonder how that happens. I understand perhaps some people don’t have loved ones around them to celebrate Christmas with, or perhaps they lost loved ones at this time of the year. I have too. But, my missing a loved one has nothing to do with my celebrating the birth of my lord, Jesus Christ. I miss my loved ones each and everyday, it’s not more profound at Christmas, it’s always there. But, I know my loved ones would want me to keep living, and enjoying every minute of my life, especially Christmas. It doesn’t matter who is around to celebrate with, what presents were bought or not bought. I’ve seen homeless people on the street smile and say Merry Christmas. Why, because they know the real reason for the season…

As a Christian, the joy of celebrating the birth of Jesus comes deep from within my heart and soul. It’s not something I celebrate just once a year at Christmas time. No, I celebrate Jesus, and the life he gave me, each and every day of my life. But, I look at Christmas as a birthday party for Jesus. So I will decorate for the party, I will cook for the party, and I will always celebrate at the party, even if it were a party for just two, me, and my lord Jesus Christ!

I want my children to know when I’ve gone to my great reward, it’s OK to miss me, but please don’t stop living, and enjoying every minute of your life, just like I lived and enjoyed every minute of my life, especially Christmas!

Yes, I believe Jesus Christ is the reason for the season, and I plan to keep Christ in Christmas. I’m celebrating Christmas in every way I can.

Merry Christmas!

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. katsbynp
    Dec 17, 2013 @ 01:54:11

    I could not have said it better. One of my favorite things is setting up the Nativity scene. It is actually that came from my childhood. Thanks for sharing.

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