Well here it is Christmas eve!!
I remember going to bed at about 5:00Pm. It was so hard to get to sleep!
You just got to sleep when all of a sudden, you heard clanging and banging. Ho Ho Ho ! You jumped out of bed and ran out to see what was happening. Ho Ho HO! Santa had come. A house that had no decorations suddenly sparkled with lights and a Christmas tree decorated all in wonderful edible decorations. A wonderful nativity. It was so exciting almost over whelming. When we were older, we got to help select the tree and help trim and surprise the younger set. We usually got the tree at a bargain. The advantage of shopping Christmas eve. Of course, one of us wanted to inspect every tree to make sure we got the perfect one. After opening our presents, we would attend midnight mass.
Now we are grown as are our Children. It is a different time. A time to reflect on the true meaning of Christmas. The birth of our saviour. The king of kings! We wish you all Gods blessings now and in the new year!
Thinking of you,
Love , Joel and Louise, Mom and dad, Grama and Grampa