Friday, December 10, 2010
Home Spun reprints #296-8: Christmas Decorating 2008
Every year decluttering seems to get harder. Keeping decorations in place is also hard. I have cats and kids. This is why we can't have nice things. I imagine once the children are grown and on their own I might miss all of the excitement, chaos and whirlwind of activity that our Decembers bring. Holidays are supposed to excite us! They are special times in our life. They interrupt our busy schedules, mess up our routines, and send us back to the beginning--family. Because family is the heart of our traditions and the core of our identity.
No matter what, everything pulls together. Clutter can be shoved to one side to make room for the tree. Cookies will get baked. Classes will finish for the year. Cards will be mailed. We will exchange our gifts with family and friends and go to mass and contemplate the great love that we have for one another and give thanks to have it in our lives.
And maybe we'll say a little prayer that the tree is still standing after five cats have been left alone with it. That would be a true Christmas miracle.