A Christmas Memory December 23, 2008Posted by texasheartland in Christmas, family, holidays, life, random, thoughts.
Tags: children, Christmas, christmas eve, christmas magic, christmas memory, christmas tree, magic, memory, santa
Well, it has finally arrived! With Christmas Eve being tomorrow, Christmas has finally made it. Am I relieved? A little. The Holiday season has been exceptionally stressful this time of year. And to make things worse, I have a cold. A cold… for Christmas! And for some reason, this year doesn’t have that little magic feeling Christmas is supposed to have. Somehow, I missed the memo on that one.
I look up and see the Christmas tree aglow but yet I feel like it is missing something. Everything is in it’s place and nothing is missing. Everything is where it’s supposed to be but something isn’t quite right. Then I am taken back to memories of when I was a little kid at Christmas.
After we got back home from Christmas Eve at our Aunt’s home, we would watch TV to see where Santa was and then scurry to bed so that he wouldn’t see us awake. Then me and Manders would wake up EXTREMELY early on Christmas morning and see what lovely gifts Santa left us.
Back then, there was a magical feeling of excitement and chills. So far this year all I have felt are chills (it’s cold outside!). Maybe because I’ve grown older and no longer look for Santa, but I want the excitement back. I miss it.