Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas Eve

Tonight, for the first time in thirty seven years, I will spend Christmas Eve in a way I've never spent it before.

All these years, Christmas Eve has always been about a big traditional dinner and huge gift exchange at the home of my grandparents, my Dad's parents.

This evening following our Christmas Eve church service, we, along with my brother and sister in law and my nieces, will go to my parents house for a quiet evening of togetherness.

Mom's making her famous lasagna, I've made a big green salad, there'll be bread sticks, and sweets. My brother is bringing his guitar and we'll sing Christmas songs and worship songs and the focus will be on what the season is all about - Jesus, who was born to die so that we would have the hope of heaven someday!

And there will be gifts for the girls to open from my Grandma and my Aunt and Uncle and cousins, some of the family we normally would be seeing on Christmas Eve.

While there are things about Christmas Eve at my Grandma's house I'll miss, after thirty seven years, I'm excited to be doing something new!

1 comment:

Patty said...

It was our first time ever having Christmas Eve around our own table and opening presents around the tree.

To see all the gilrs in the Christmas program was a Grandparents delight! They all did such a good job.

This was a big change for all of us..thinking of this on Christmas Eve made me to think upon that the only thing that never changes is God's love for us..and that He is the Only constant in our lives.

Thinking on those two things makes any change in our life doable. is that a word? LOL