It was wonderful! :)
And - yes - despite what I said in a previous post, there really are preparations to celebrating this glorious day...
There is baking and finger food making; gifts to make ready to give; assembly of a Christmas casserole the night before so it won't have to be prepared the sacred morning of; there may be a tree to decorate, gifts to wrap, and stockings to stuff etc...
Mostly, though, the preparations take place in our hearts and minds.
These are the preparations I most enjoy! :)
Despite all that we plan, we never really know what the day will be like until after it is through. There are experiences which don't occur as planned...
And there are experiences never so much as imagined which take ones breath away...
|Laughing hard enough to cry...|
|For the record, I played, too and it was fun :)|
You just can't see me because I'm behind the camera! ;o
Such is the spirit of Christmas... :)
After all is said and done, I must say, I still believe...
|Thank you, |
(My dear friends Dalva and Emily - and my sweet mother)
... for such wonderful gifts!
And THANK YOU Heavenly Father, and Jesus Christ... for the plan of salvation, and a wonderful life! :)
This is how Christmas was for us this year. It was magical. It was peaceful and wonderful! We hope yours was, too! :)