The tree is up... and a few decorations are up... because the kids did it. :)
As I considered not being "ready" for Christmas, I realized that what people mean about being ready for Christmas, is if we have all of our gifts bought and wrapped.... all of the cards out, Christmas picture taken, holiday plans made, and more. So, in that sense, no, I am certainly not ready... at all.
I usually shop through the year at garage sales or other sales and pick up items on sale... at great prices... and then I save them until Christmas. We don't do a lot or have extravagant gifts, but we get a few things... mostly needed things along with a fun thing.
We are also thankful... thankful that my dad is still alive this Christmas to be with us as he could have very easily died from the heart problems... and was close to death.
If you haven't read it, the story is here... When An Emergency Strikes
As I ponder the reason for celebrating Christmas, I realize that
maybe we are "ready" for Christmas after all. :)
I hope you remember and enjoy our Lord and Saviour at this season... no matter what is going on at your house. A "different" kind of Christmas may not be so bad after all.
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