Friday, December 9, 2011


I love Christmas.
I love everything about the Christmas season!

It was magical as a child and amazingly it remains magical as a adult.
I love the music. I love the glistening snow. I love the twinkling lights. I love the feel. I love the magic.

I have been attempting to capture in words what it is about Christmas that makes it so, well, magical, and there just don't seem to be the words.

It is all of the tangible things, like the lights, the church services, the music, the presents and all of that, but it is so much more.

Any given day of the year you can find a person saying, we really need to slow down and remember what really matters....although nice in words it is often hard to follow in action.
It seems to me what I love about Christmas most is that it is the one time of the year that we collectively, at the same time, stop and realize what really does matter most.
We make time for family and friends.
We spend time pondering the perfect gift that will show our appreciation to our loved ones.
We talk about Jesus.
We recognize need in others and want to take action and help.
I witnessed an amazing act of giving this week that reminds me how much good there is still in the world.

Magic I tell ya.

I knew the season was passing by much too quickly.
We needed to stop.

So Friday night the kids and I had an impromptu Magically Wonderful Christmas Supper.

The kids made their own pizza, we dusted off the china, we lit candles and drank Root Beer from bottles so they would clank when we would "cheers" and "cheers" and "cheers."

The good wishes ranged from cheers to root beer, cheers to poopy head (really that was in there, they are kids for goodness sake sigh) to cheers to Jesus and everyone in heaven that they had a special life and to hoping that every kid is happy and loved on Christmas.

Cohen ended supper by saying: "I think this was the best night ever." 

Magic I tell ya.


if you just believe.

Has the magic slipped away for you?
Do you still feel it deep within?
Share it in a comment below
for if we share the magic
it can only grow.

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