Can’t quite believe it’s now Christmas Eve. Bar walking the dog and writing this I am now all set to enjoy the festive period.
It all starts for us in St Boswells at the Christingle service at the Church. As I watch the kids walk from the church hall with their Christingle to the Church I know that Christmas has begun and then enter a packed St Boswells Church to hear about the true meaning of Christmas and celebrate with my fellow villagers the birth of the baby Jesus so long ago.
The kids are all hyper and ready to get their stockings out for Santa and my son has already called up the chimney to ask if Santa would like a plain or a cheese scone. I think it will be a cheese one knowing the Santa who visits here rather well! My daughter has written a touching letter to the advent calendar fairies to say thanks for leaving her and her brother all the wee gifts over the past 24 days.
It struck me that this is the true meaning of Christmas not the great consumer spend, not all the food, not going on-line to get sale bargains on Christmas day. No its about the world-changing event of God’s son in human form which was told so well in the BBC Nativity series which captured the kids and I. It is also a chance for us to be grateful for what we have in life.
So for me I am grateful to my kids for all the love that they give me and for the way they have grown in the past year. I love you lots. For my husband who has battled with the snow and bad weather for the past month to make it to Edinburgh very day and who I will be so happy to see when he walks through the door in a few hours and I know he is home for the next four days. For living in this special village and spot in the world. And finally for all my family and friends near and far I am grateful for your love and friendship. So this Christmas what are you grateful for in your life?
Merry Christmas to you all.
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