Tuesday, December 17, 2013

I Love Christmastime

Christmas has always been one of my favorite times of year.  As a child I can remember the excitement leading up to Christmas.  The television announcements of the upcoming Christmas Specials always added to the excitement.  If I got my hands on a tv guide I'd mark all the specials to be sure not to miss them.  Frosty the Snowman and Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer were a must as were the thrilling musical specials with Judy Garland, Carol Burnett and Andy Williams.

Christmas Eve our entire family would gather at our house early afternoon. We'd sit around the kitchen table making tamales, talking, laughing, the adults drinking and us kids drooling at the prospect of getting the first bite of a tamale.  It was a joyous time to be sure.  

I cannot imagine what Christmas would have been without family and the love we shared each year.  The older I get, the more those memories warm my heart.  Not a year goes by when one of us doesn't take us back there for just a few minutes with a rememberance of how lovely those days were; the cooking, the smells, the music, the laughter, the love.

I pray you too have fond memories of days gone by, but more, I pray that this season you find yourself in the midst of family and friends.  That you share love and joy with someone who may not have and that next year you will add this Christmas to your book of memories not soon to be forgotten.

1 comment:

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

I finally made it here, trudging through the snow (we have tons of it!) and to think that I'm part of this memory of yours, as YOU are of mine. I cannot wait for next week, and I too have thought about the smells and the inevitable tears that may well up, as we all experience a taste of our loved ones...LOVE YOU.