Saturday, January 07, 2012
I hate taking down Christmas cards and decorations… but the year is already getting older… the first full week will be finished and there are 51 more to go. I never thought it would be so difficult. Among the Christmas greetings were special cards expressing condolences and prayer for me as I went through this first season without my mom. It was her favorite holiday.
I make a point of reading each car before I put the cards away. And yes, I save them from year to year. I’ve noticed that the card list has shrunk as the electronic age take on a new dimension of greetings. I’ve wrestled with my own inability to reverse my sluggishness with sending cards. But I have also enjoyed thinking into my computer… sometimes words come easily and other times… I just think maybe I need to go back to letter writing in each card and, and, and… I must begin afresh and send cards this year 2012. It’s been too long since I’ve sent them. In the past (when I did send them), I would send a letter to fill in what happened in the year, but I think I’ll go with a simple signature of Jim and Jackie Edwards… perhaps a little note with large print… I’m not sure.
The poinsettia will go back into the closet (it is a beautiful fake plant); the wrappings on the picture frames have been removed; the nativity is back in its box and the little ornaments that replaced a tree this year have been put away.
It’s still the most wonderful time of year when the world even through commercialism leak out Joy to the World and sing, Christ the Savior is born even when they don’t realize it… their words sung throughout the season in song is their hope for eternity… I wish they would hear them. May we sing the carols of the season all year in our lives so that they the Light will shine on those who sit in darkness (from Zachariah’s Song Luke 1:79)! Happy New Year one and all, as we begin again!