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Friday, December 26, 2008

'Tis the day after Christmas...

‘Tis the day after Christmas and all through the house,
Everyone is chillin’, including my spouse…..

Okay, I admit it. Bad poetry. But it’s the day after a wonderful, wonderful Christmas at the Goodnight house and I’m not thinking about weddings. My mind is still on that special day that our family sets aside to celebrate Christ’s birth and about the incredible flow of love that circulates through my house each Christmas.

As I reflect back on the day, something occurred to me. Though many nice gifts were exchanged, it wasn’t what I got that made the day so special (for me), it was what I did. Last night, my daughter and I attended a candlelight church service and then came home to watch the movie, The Nativity Story, with my husband. It was lovely and set the tone for the best, most peaceful, content, and joyous Christmas I can remember in a long time.

One of my sons received a special gift this Christmas. But even though the gift was phenomenal, he admits that the best thing about it was the way his wife worked so hard to keep it secret and surprise him in an unusual way (with a little help from the rest of our big, crazy family.)

I hope you found something special to enjoy about Christmas this year. If you did, please tell us. Was it a gift? Something you did? Something someone did for you? Please share. It’s the day after Christmas. I’m feeling all mellow and would love to hear all about it.


Blogger Brandy said...

I did enjoy watching my childrens excitement as they opened their gifts this year. But, the best part of the day was sitting in the kitchen with my hubs after dinner cleaning up and we were just so relieved the stress of the Holiday was over we were laughing and joking. *g* Sorry that's not exactly warm and fuzzy. *G*

December 27, 2008 at 12:28 PM  
Blogger Myrna Mackenzie said...

Linda, it sounds like a wonderful, peaceful Christmas.

I was just happy to have my sons home. Since they were both away most of the summer, I haven't had much time to see them. It was the best present possible.

December 27, 2008 at 7:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yep. I agree, Myrna. Having those kids home is everything once they have flown the coup.

December 28, 2008 at 4:06 PM  
Anonymous Linda Goodnight said...

Brandy, it's okay to be relieved when you still have small kids. I remember how it used to be stressful, even though I never wanted it to be over. I'm one of those "let's do Christmas every month" people!! lol

December 28, 2008 at 4:07 PM  
Blogger Shirley Jump said...

For me, it was just being with my family. We went out to MA and saw my dad and brothers, and my stepmom, who knows how much my daughter and I love Broadway shows, got us tickets to "Grinch" at the Wang. It was all a great week :-)


December 30, 2008 at 8:09 PM  

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