Christmas is just a few days away. I managed to get everything done (shopping, wrapping, mailing cards and presents) around the 17th of December. A personal best!
I'm trying to keep things normal and keep my eyes and ears away from the news. The tragedy in Newtown, CT last week really shook me as a person and as a parent. Seeing flags around our town flying at half staff make me tear up.
I am trying to live in the moment. I'm remembering Christmases' past.
And trying to create new memories for this Christmas. Almost every night we drive around and look at the decorations. We're painting ornaments. Baking cookies. And maybe we'll even visit with Santa.
Every moment I am counting my blessings.
I hope you and yours have a joyous holiday filled with laughter and love.
In the words of Tiny Tim, "God bless us, everyone!"