Christmas is when the child we were should touch the child we raise so he can see the Wonder of Love. Everything else is just tinsel.
Memories decorate more Christmases than all the world’s tree ornaments, paper and trimmings combined. For some people, those memories aren’t so pleasant. For others, they are the core of the season.
Today, our son displays a lighted miniature village in his home – the same village he grew up with.
Our daughter recently responded to a question about her knowledge of Mexican food: “You should have been at our house on Christmas Eve for the enchilada dinner.”
And both of them often mention with childlike delight the years we trekked into the Rocky Mountain woods to cut our own tree.
How about you? Do pleasant memories embellish your holidays, or do you cringe during the festivities?
Start fresh this year – even if most of your own childhood days were filled with sorrow or strife. You have the ability to create new memories. Give it a shot. That’s why we celebrate Christmas in the first place – to remember the Child who came our way so He could include us in His family.