If you’re wildly giddy and happily in the Christmas spirit, you might just want to skip this post and come back another day… but if you’re OK with being real then read on…
I’m going to be real here: I’m just not in the mood for Christmas this year. I’d be totally happy if we skipped December to January 1 and were done with 2011 all together. Needless to say, it’s been a hard year… not just for one reason but they all seem to have compounded and it’s just been one of those years.
Some of you who don’t know me very well might not think that this is weird, but let me explain: I really, really love Christmas. I love the warmth, the love, the spirit of the whole season, the special things that arrive only at Christmas like Peppermint Mochas in red cups, seeing family, loving on your loved ones, generously giving… I have more decor for Christmas than our house is even decorated normally.
And I’m not a Scrooge by any means, I don’t hate Christmas all together, it just feels like I’m not up for it this year. I don’t even feel like getting down all our decorations from the attic and decking the halls. Winston would just eat all the ornaments like he did last year.
Now that I’m all Debbie Downer up in here, I know that I just need to shift my focus. I need to remember all those amazing things I’m grateful for, how blessed I am to have family and friends who love me, to have a church I love, a house that’s cozy, a dog that’s fluffy and sweet. But hey, I’m just being real here.