Monday, December 20, 2010

Well, y'all...Carmen is leaving for Florida tomorrow morning and I'm leaving for PA Wednesday morning. We decided to not worry about the blog until we get back. Hope y'all have a wonderful Christmas and we'll see you again after the first of the year.

Monday, December 13, 2010

week # 18

I love my job! All of my clients have different tastes which makes christmas my favorite times of year. Some of them have artificial trees, while others have real fraiser firs that touch the ceiling. Some trees are decorated with old ornaments from the past making one reminisce about the early years. Then other trees look like they came fresh from dillards with all the right ornaments on them but not half the sentimentality. This house in particular is one of my favorites. She decorates with real greenery all over the house. Boxwood wreaths hang on the french and exterior doors, garland graces the front porch railing, and a very pretty, very real tree holds all of the memories from Christmas past. But in all of this, in all of the beauty of the decorations and the hustle and bustle of the season sometimes I almost miss the real thing. The thing that Jesus Christ was born on Christmas. That this is HIS birthday not a national day to celebrate Santa and live trees. So with that much being said i want to enjoy the beautiful decorations, enjoy the happy songs, and enjoy each of my family and friends because Christmas seems to make them all dearer to me, and last but definitely not least I want to remember and cherish Christ's birthday more than ever this year.

I told myself that I was going to do something different this week, but I couldn't help myself. I'm enamored with Christmas this year. I've had my decorations up since before Thanksgiving! This year, we're traveling up to where the snow flies to be with my family. I can't hardly wait! I told my mom this morning that I don't think I've been this excited about Christmas since I was 7! :) But, like Carmen said, I don't want to loose sight of the true meaning of Christmas. The fact that God loves me so much that He sent His only Son to this horrible world amazes me. I don't deserve that much love...but I am VERY grateful for it!

Monday, December 6, 2010

week #17

Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me. Matthew 25:40

Christmas is right around the corner. The air is brisk, the music is cheerful, the decorations are beautiful. I can't wait to spend time with my family and give them their gifts. But amoung all the bustle and excitement, I want to remember what Christmas is really all about. God sent His Son for ME! And that Son...that Prince...came as the lowliest of the lows so that I could be saved. No gift can compare to that.