Monday, December 10, 2007


Seems I always become more reflective around Christmas. I've been told it's "the nature of the beast." Guess it has something to do with missing some of the carefree times of my youth when Grandparents exhibited unconditional love, unconditionally; when all the family got together to bake cookies for Christmas gifts to Grandaddy's customers, and when a kid had no responsibility other than to be a kid.

Much of our extended family always came together one weekend each Advent, for companionship and baking. We all ate homemade chili and Grandmother's Tamale Pie and baked hundreds of dozens of different kinds of cookies. Those were good times. Times have changed and we've moved on to other traditions and currently the family's not together that often; but, "the good Lord willin' and the creek don't rise," given time even this will pass.

Y'all enjoy your Advent and look forward with anticipation to His birth.


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