Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Woo Hoo! Happy Day After Christmas.
It's my most fav-or-ite day of the year.
What's not to love about this day after Christmas? There are leftovers--I won't have to cook. Late Christmas cards will arrive inside my mailbox. Tom and I can stay home and watch my new Family Ties Season 2 dvds or go see a movie--it's our choice. (Of course, we should pack a bit, too, since we're moving in 7 to 9 days, but hey...) I can spend today picturing our lovely yesterday and my family's faces as they opened gifts and sat around the dinner table. And recall the phone conversation with my mom and hearing a strength in her voice this first Christmas without my dad. Plus, the sun is due to shine here and melt our snow away during a balmy 41 degrees.
And I can relax and rejoice that I survived yet one more Christmas. :)
Yes, as with every December 26th, it's my most fav-or-ite day of the year. Some people get a let-down, where-did-it-all-go? feeling, but not me! No, I always get this antsy I-can't-wait-till-Normal-returns anticipation. I love Normal. Why? My own personal Normal feels rather like low-key Christmas 11 months out of the year. The way I like Christmas to be. The way I wish December felt, but usually doesn't.
I love Normal. For me, God makes Normal incredible because His presence is incredible. Year after year.
And that is my wish for you, as well, on this, my most fav-or-ite day of the year. That you always see Normal as the gift it truly is.
So what was your favorite Christmas gift this year? You know, besides having your family together and celebrating Jesus' birth, etc. :) Mine was the aforementioned Family Ties 2nd season dvd's. Tom and I watched tons of episodes last night and loved them all, the special feature interviews, too. There is no comparison between today's tv comedies and ones like Family Ties, Growing Pains, The Cosby Show, Perfect Strangers, etc. No comparison! So how terrific to have them on dvd.
Which reminds me, Perfect Strangers Seasons 1 & 2 is finally due out this February--hooray!