How did it get to be Christmas week already?
It seems like just yesterday we got home from Thanksgiving and put up the tree!
And adjusted it three days later before it fell over.
When we unashamedly turned to all Christmas music all the time.
It wasn’t that long ago that Laura and Steven came over and we made Christmas happen in the kitchen.
Cookie dough truffles.
Chocolate covered pretzels.
Actually – chocolate covered everything!
The Sunday school kids blessed my heart again this year at the nursing home and did a fabulous job performing the Christmas program a week later.
The 4H Christmas party was a success – especially the cookie plates we made and delivered to the shut-ins in our community.
It’s been a busy month.
We’ve shopped, wrapped, baked, and watched a multitude of Christmas movies.
The Christmas letters are written and in the mail.
We made memories with extended family, my folks for a couple of days and Jan’s family for an early Christmas.
And now suddenly – Christmas is less than a week away!
The kids will start to arrive on Thursday and our house will be overflowing with love and laughter.
We’ll eat too much, laugh till we cry, surprise each with gifts, and in a quiet moment on Christmas Eve with candles in hand, we’ll let Christmas come.
And then – in the blink of an eye it will over.
Just like December.
Please Lord, help me slow down and savor!