The Miracle of Christmas

Every year it's the same thing. For months I moan and groan about how early the stores set up the Christmas displays. I shake my head at neighbors who light up their houses in November. I cringe when the carols start to play on the radio.

But then it happens. In the blink of an eye, the holidays ARE coming... and way too fast.

Then somehow, someway, the Christmas Miracles begin:

The Miracle that I actually finish my shopping on time.

The Miracle my cards are made and in the mail.

The Miracle that my decor is found among the crap in the basement and set up on time.

The Miracle our tree hasn't been toppled by our new rambunctious kitten.

The Miracle that I get time alone to wrap presents without too many feline interruptions.

The Miracle that I can organize and prepare a turkey dinner for ten.

The ultimate Miracle that hubby finally got the outdoor lights up.

Yes, it truely is a season of Miracles... how else can you explain it?

12 People would rather be commenting:

the frogster said...

Yeah, you're right. That's a great way of looking at it. I hope your miracles have begun to show up this year.

Nell said...

I love when everything comes together like that.

Em said...

Yeah, every one of those is a little miracle. And some years they wait till the very last minute to take place!

toners said...

It can be pretty stressful waiting for those miracles to happen :) But somehow they do fall into place...albeit at the last minute sometimes!

Cupcake Blonde said...

I still can't believe Christmas is only a week away. And somehow, every year, we all find the time to finish everything. It certainly is a Christmas miracle since it appears every year there is more to do!

Canadian flake said...

hey the outside pics look great...gonna share a pic of the tree?? would love to see it...

Maureen said...

Frogster: Yes, the Miracles have begun... thank goodness. Otherwise I would be bonkers by now.

Nell: Me too... I just can't relax until all those "To Do" lists in my head are crossed off.

Em: No kidding. Some years I am up till all hours Christmas Eve wrapping and baking... crazy.

Toners: You're right. At least daughter is too old to have gifts that need to be assembled at 3AM Christmas morning anymore!!!

VP: That's the truth. I know it's my own fault that I make all these expectations, but in reality, if I didn't they just wouldn't get done; and I am a stickler for keeping up traditions. I don't mind stressing for the good memories they produce for others.

CF: Aw, thank you. Looks like you are getting more snow than us this year; a photo of our tree will probably make an appearance soon...

Happy Holidays, everyone, and may your Miracles make early appearances!

Boatwoman said...

Aww I love the way you have written, it is true Miracles do happen.
I wish you and your family a wonderful christmas.

Irene said...

It's true, it is a miracle. Somehow it all happens regardless of how much we don't want it to yet. I am almost ready now.

Maureen said...

Boatwoman and Sweet Irene: And to think, Christmas is coming even sooner to you both than to us over here in the West! ;)

Hope you all have a wonderful and peaceful holiday. As of now, I am off on vacation, so let the last-minute Miracles begin!!!

Janet said...

Good for you!! As for me, I'm still waitin' on my miracle...and it's gonna take a whopper at this point! :-) Happy holidays to your family! Thanks for all the smiles this year. Janet

Anonymous said...

I am all for miracles! I guess I never think about it that way but I guess when you add up all we do at this time of year, alongside the things that we already are doing, it is truly a miracle that it all happens.

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