Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Let The Holidays Comence

Happy Thanksgiving Eve!
As far as I am concerned, we have entered the final 24 hour countdown to the official start of the holiday season. I love this time of year; and I'm all the more thankful in the remembering of years I didn't love the holidays. Years when we were a couple charading as happy, when I knew in September that we'd be choosing Christmas gifts over mortgage payments, when the dread of the bill collector's phone calls were like a giant wall preventing me from seeing any beauty in the season.
How divine is it, as in the birth of Divinity Himself, that such pain can be the seed of greater joy?
Part of that joy is, of course, the simple reality that the financially lean times are less lean now. But the greater portion is the growing up I've done and the peace in my spirit that increases every year not to mention the maturity of my marriage that has outgrown the arguments about money and presents. I have outgrown the propensity for a disappointing holiday season.
Two days ago I was driving home and noticed a neighbor down the block had Christmas lights up and shining, it was so exciting! I wanted to send them a thank you card for ushering in the celebration before us!
All is not perfect in my life (or my body or my bank account!) But all is well with my soul.


Trish said...

They have officially commenced in the Andrews house! Can't wait to decorate for Christmas!!!
Love you guys!

Jada's Gigi said...

Awesome post! I too find that I have outgrown the irritations, pressures and expectations of younger years...I'm loving this new me. :)the me who can welcome the season and roll around in it. :) Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Sara.

Louise said...

Wish I had your enthusiasm and energy Thara.

Constance said...

Happy Thanksgiving! May this year's holidays find you making memories that will last a lifetime with those you love and are in your life!