Are You Ready For Christmas?
“Are you ready for Christmas?” is a polite conversation starter this time of year, much like, “what about this weather?”. I am invariably comforted when I hear an incredulous “no!” because it makes me realize I am not alone.
The idealist in me would love to have all the gifts wrapped, homemade cards written and sent, meals planned, groceries done, cookies baked, house decorated and me enjoying the Christmas merriments with my family. However, life crowds this ideal out.
So, as I brave the burgeoning Malls looking for those last minute buys and scrape together some sort of menu to order my grocery delivery, I have made the decision to keep it simple this year. Decorations will be minimal and the house will be clean, Delia Smith and Nigela Lawson can claim all the fame for a homemade Christmas feast in 2011 and I hope and pray my friends will forgive me for not sending them a card again this Christmas and know that I love them anyway.
My decision is to spend as much time with my beautiful son, hubby and Lilly this Christmas. Creating a space to worship and rejoice God our Saviour. So, am I ready for Christmas? You betya!