Normally at this time, we would be out… See, Christmas always starts the night before here. Traditionally, we would have dinner with my family. We would watch an old movie like “It’s a Wonderful Life” or “Meet me in St.Louis”, we would eat too much and we would get home late. The kids would be over tired and impossible to put to bed, we would still be wrapping presents at midnight and the morning would arrive and we would be beat.
Not this year.
We decided on a different plan this year. A plan where we would spend Christmas Eve alone, the 4 of us. An evening of candlelight and a fire in the yard. Of a walk through the lit up streets. watching the full moon rise and a simple warming dinner while listening to classic holiday music. I didn’t know if it would feel “christmasy” enough, but funny thing, it felt even more so. Why? Because of the peace that is in my soul right now. The holidays have always been such a source of stress for me. This year, I’m making myself a promise. So far, I have kept it.
A very VERY Merry Christmas to all of you my dear friends. Wishing you all peace of mind and soul, limitless love and joy and safe travels.