Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Rocky Road to Bethlehem

Almost finished.
December means two birthdays (mine and my husband´s). This year it has also been necessary to be three places at one time. Doing all the shopping for my brother, my mother and ourselves, writing cards, sending flowers, decorating our home, then five days at my parents´to prepare for the big family gathering due to last a week, more shopping, more ill relatives, very little sleep. BUT this is just the dark side of the Christmas moon. Now I´m looking forward to celebrate and relax together with the people I love the most.
The first day of Christmas, when all the giving and getting are done with, church has been visited, hymns are sung, candles lit on the graveyard, the offers for charity made, my mother´s wonderful dinner eaten and peace is in the house and hearts, that´s when the ultimate Spirit of Bethlehem embraces me.
God bless all of us!