I LOVE CHRISTMAS!
There, I’ve said it. No holiday brings me more joy than the celebration of the Savior’s birth.
As a child, I grew up in a wintery wonderland not far from Sun Valley, Idaho. Close your eyes a minute and imagine riding on a sleigh pulled by horses over glistening snow. Or, think about a Christmas afternoon spent on a frozen lake showing off new ice skates.
Back then, I couldn’t imagine a fake tree. Every year my dad would pile kids from neighboring ranches into his truck and we’d go cut trees. Ladies from down the road made popcorn balls and Mom filled my sock with yummy hard ribbon candy and orange jelly wedges on Christmas morning.
Now, I live in Dallas.
No real tree.
My parents have passed on and my sister lives hundreds of miles away.
But, this year I look forward to something very special. Something that almost tops my childhood memories.
There’s a furry spring horse that whinnys and makes clopping sounds when you press his ear waiting by our tree.
On Christmas morning, my husband and I will watch our little two-year-old grandson climb up and take the ride of his life.
I can hardly wait.
Tell me . . . what are you excited about this season?
WISHING MY READERS A MERRY CHRISTMAS!
MAY THE LIGHT OF THE SEASON FIND ROOM IN YOUR HEART.