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Good Morning December

December 1, 2012

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Well good morning December!  If this is how December is going to go… count me in!  I prayed last night for something to happen and as soon as I woke up today…BAM, prayers answered.  I prayed for a bunch of other things also, so… here’s hoping that was a sign and all the rest is being answered also.  I must admit… I haven’t been too excited about this Advent season… with all the unexpected business drama.  I am trying very hard to find a happy medium between wishing this month away and savoring the holiday moments…it’s tricky.  Normally I have all these things planned… and now well…I am just not really feeling it.  It comes easy for me from growing up in a house where no one really cared about the holidays. Easter baskets were hit or miss and it was better to not expect them… and Christmas trees, oh geez.  Most years we would not have even had a Christmas tree unless my brother went out and chopped one down.  Things like that were not a priority to my parents.  So when the season looks like this years I am just not too excited.  Don’t’ get me wrong the house is decorated…each room carols of Christmas.  I know my husband appreciates it and the kids love it.  It’s not my normal…so I really have to put out effort for it.
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It’s funny too because every  single year growing up we had to hear the bah-humbug of how this isn’t really Jesus’ birthday and it’s really a pagan holiday…. and now I am grown and I think; who cares.  I highly doubt Jesus does.  First off he was and is forever…so birthdays at all are almost a silly idea, let alone disputing when He was born.  Aside from this point…. He loves worship…and He doesn’t care what you call it or when you do it.  What other time of year can you walk through a store and hear, “Oh come let us adore Him…Oh come let us adore Him”?
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4 Comments leave one →
  1. December 4, 2012 8:01 pm

    Interesting perspective on your Christmas childhood memories and how it affects you now as you have your own family and home. I have had friends whose parents held similar beliefs like your own. My personal take is that we talk about, pray to, try to please, and love Jesus ALL YEAR LONG. If the “holiday season” is the only time that Jesus is given any attention or passing reference in your home…then commercialized Christmas or not…your home has missed the boat already. Christmas should be the icing on the cake on 12 months worth of worship.
    Food for thought. Thanks for sharing your perspective.
    Cheers

    • December 4, 2012 8:06 pm

      YEs.. I think that is why Christmas doesn’t really bother me as a parent. My kids are fully aware of what is real and what isn’t…
      I love your thoughts… thank you for speaking Truth.
      T

  2. SUZANNE permalink
    December 5, 2012 10:09 am

    THANK YOU FOR YOUR HONESTY AND YOUR SHARING. ITS A BLESSING TO HEAR YOUR STORY. FOR THE PAST YEARS I HAVE FELT SORT OF THE SAME FOR SOME REASON IT WAS A STRUGGLE, AND I HAD A HARD TIME WITH IT. BUT GOD HAS SOFTENED MY HEART TO A LOT OF DIFFERENT THINGS. AND I AM EVER SO GRATEFUL FOR A DAY SET A SIDE TO SAY HAPPY BIRTHDAY JESUS. TO SING EXTRA AND TO MAYBE PUT INTO PRACTICE A LITTLE MORE JOY INTO THE EVERY DAY LIFE. GOD BLESS YOU

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