December is a draining month of calendar events, celebrations, and expectations!
Somehow I can gear up myself for activities and celebrations but I find it most difficult to ever live up to my expectations! I always think I can do more than I can do, be more places than I can physically go, wrap more presents than Macy's and go to all of my grandchildren's programs. I am guilty of wanting to be all things to all people. I feel my friends and family expect me to be a miracle lady. After all, when asked how I am, I usually reply, "Perfect."
I want to be spiritually ready and sometimes confuse sending Christmas cards, family newsletters and gifts with the Reason for the Season. I love Christmas and I love the opportunity to mingle with friends and family more frequently. But there I go, the Reason for the Season just gets lost amongst my urge to be happy and celebrate another wonderful Christmas.
Yes, I will always make time for the Advent Calendar and I would never miss Christmas Eve at St. Christopher's Episcopal Church. I do get teary-eyed at that service because family also comes into focus and you wish you could be a person-of-all-ages for one day and feel the hugs and kisses of the family members who have spanned your lifetime.
The Prince of Peace, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, is why Christmas is celebrated and why December is such a special month. I would like to believe that I've written this Publisher's Note to me, so I might celebrate Christmas for the inner joy it is supposed to bring.
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Happy Holidays to all of Indy's Child readers and advertisers and may your December be one you'll always want to remember.