This Christmas I am choosing the small moments of the season. Joyful and fun pictures being shared by friends and family, especially Nate and Elizabeth. Yummy Christmas goodies from friends. Holiday parties. Telling Kaylee she is going to get coal in her stocking if she keeps harassing Lily and Rosco (bits and pulls on their ears) but then realizing she does not understand or care. Hearing about how Nate sings along to songs that remind him of me. Spreading holiday cheer with Peggy. Making the baked egg casserole for Christmas morning to share with Mom and Kim before she goes to work (happy to take over one thing for Mom so she can enjoy Christmas morning without worrying about cooking). Going over by Kathy and Ron for Christmas dinner and meeting their friends and family. Having lunch with Bekah and Sherri on the 26th. Celebrating Christmas with Dad and Sally, Nicole and family, and others on the 29th. I always enjoy watching my nieces open their gifts. And so much more.
I am also mindful of those who struggle during the holiday season. Please open your hearts and share your holiday traditions with those individuals who are away from home in your community.
Have a blessed Christmas!