Sharing Christmas: Part 2

November 20, 2015

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about holiday schedules and how tricky it can be working through the changes that occur when our kids leave home. I said that this new stage of life arrives with plenty of perks, but also some adjustment. If we’re honest, some of us must admit we struggle when the Christmas countdown begins. We have to learn to share all over again. When our oldest son married, Jim and I not only gained a beautiful daughter we also became connected to her lovely family. We love and respect Eliza’s parents for many reasons. Their positive outlook is contagious and their generous way of living makes it easy to...

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Sharing Christmas

November 9, 2015

When our kids were young, I loved everything about the annual Christmas Eve service. We weren’t one of those impeccably dressed or perfectly behaved families. I’m just grateful no one’s hair caught fire during the last verse of Silent Night when we waved the candles high.   After church, our family always took the long way home, just so I could see the fairyland of twinkling lights. Since the meandering delayed dinner and the gifts around the tree, our three little angels complained and punched one another in the spirit of the season, but we made the tour anyway. A friend recently reminded me the only thing you can count on is change. She’s...

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