I hate this............
But I feel compelled to let it out.........
I first read my friend Bunny's blog and then jumped on over to my cousin Anita's blog but it didn't stop there. There was Ruben and Debbie and Comet and Blitzen......Wait, wait, wait! As you may be able to tell, I become quite engrossed in the Christmas spirit. And why not! The Holiday's are but once a year which means I've only had the fortune of enjoying Christmas and New Years 54 times in my lifetime. Not nearly enough for someone my age.
I think it's quite unfair that Christmas is only celebrated once a year. It's such a joyous time. People overall seem to be in better spirits, which may be due to the consumption of spirits, or due to the excitement of giving and/or receiving gifts. There are parties to go to, caroles to be sung and the big fat lie we tell our children about Santa delivering gifts. Don't get me wrong, I lied too. I loved telling my children about Santa and the excitement it created in them. I loved the innocence with which they believed.
New Years Eve; another reason for the joy. Except for those who still don't get the connection between drinking and driving, New Years Eve is so exciting. I think back on so many New Years Eve parties. Parties with my parents, parties at my parents home (when they weren't there shhhhhhh)...parties with friends, parties with dancing, parties with laughter, parties with good old fashioned clean fights....I know, but it's funny after the fact. Uncles who cry when intoxicated. Aunties who dance with EVERYONE. New Years Eve at the Rose Parade and New Years Eve's with a small group of friends.
The older one gets the more stories there are to tell, ain't it so? The story I love most is the one about you. How you and I met. How we spend time together. How we play together. How we shop together. How we adventure together. How we travel together. How we learn together. How we grow together. How we write together and how we read together. Each of you created special memories for me. Some old, some new. Some educational, some spiritual. Each of you brings something different into my life that no one else can.
Here's wishing each of you love enough to fill your cup, money enough to keep you dry and fed and faith enough to know that when you're running low, God Himself will hold you up and send friends and family to gather around you.