My plan was to start this a few days ago but I just haven’t been up to doing any writing. It’s Christmas time once again and the season is well under way. Although Christmas is taking on quite a different look this year I’m still feeling all the joy that this time of the year has to offer. This will be a quiet season for our family this year once again spent out at our cottage on the lake. We are looking forward to some great family time as this has been a very stressful couple of months for us. It will be great to just sit back and try and redirect focus on something other than all that’s gone on the past little while. I just need to laugh and have some great family times and put some of the last little while out of mind. So why not bring to you a post filled with all the things that make this time of the year so special in my books. Now most of you will probably be getting Christmas cards mailed off very soon if you haven’t already. Here’s a family that takes there Seasons Greetings to a whole new level.

If I only had half the character that this family had I’d be sending out my greetings like this all the time. We all have that standard form letter that we dread having to sit down and write, trying to think of all the years events. Why not put together something totally off the wall this year! I couldn’t help but put this into my post because I found it as I was looking for a couple of Christmas songs on social media sites for this post. Telling other family and friends about your year in review can be fun and clearly the Holderness family sees it that way.

Christmas my favorite time of the year? I’ll get to that in a moment. With so much turmoil going on in the world around us, and in our own personal lives, its to easy to just keep going and forget to slow down and think about everything that this time of year encompasses. Do you ever stop and really listen to the lyrics of those Christmas carols that you’ve heard a million times? Amidst all the busyness with all the shopping, parties, and time spent with family and friends do you stop to reflect on what this time of year is really all about. We see the words written over and over on cards and through mass media ones like peace, joy,hope,love, and so many more. To often I think people just see them as just that “words” that make up songs or words that are placed on cards.

So why do I love Christmas so much? As I sing each carol or read each card I am reminded of the amazing gift that I was so blessed to have been given on Dec.25th. The birth of Jesus!  The one responsible for giving us hope! The one who gives us joy, the one who brings us peace, the one who gives us unconditional love, and so much more. What better gift could anyone ask for! We are surrounded by reminders everywhere we go and and in everything we do at this time of the year. I am reminded that in spite living my life with a disability I still blessed with having a life abundantly full.

I’m looking forward to the next few weeks when I get to spend lots of time with friends and family. Lots of great laughs will be had along with eating great food, which will leave us with the need to go and lose a few pounds!