I found my holiday spirit. Unlike my husband and my girls, I am not ready for Christmas immediately after we have finished our Thanksgiving meal. I tend to obsess and worry about all the things that need to be done – purchasing gifts, purchasing cards, addressing the cards, mailing the cards, wrapping the presents, decorating the house, and managing all the logistics and scheduling of all of our holiday parties. I love celebrating with our friends and family. It is just a lot to handle. I like to dip my toes into the holiday season, one task at a time.
I found my holiday spirit this past weekend. It came in the form of a sweet four year old who is SO EXCITED about Christmas. She asks every day how many more days until Christmas, how many more days until this family party, and when do I get to see my cousins. Skeeter rekindled in me the spirit of Christmas – the warmth of family and friends. I listened to Christmas music and started addressing our Christmas cards. I joyfully Christmas shopped and then snuggled with my littlest angel. She reminds me again and again to embrace life like the gift it is.