And just like that it’s over. We plan for weeks (or in my case months), we serve others, we talk about the birth of Christ, we decorate homes and presents. And then in a couple hours time, it all comes crashing down. All that we’ve done to cultivate a spirit of Christmas reaches a climax and in a blink of an eye, it’s over. Done.

It’s been a great month. A month of pondering and service and fun and activities. It’s been a time of excitement and anticipation. And when I watched my kids run down the stairs this morning I was at a Christmas season high. It was gratifying. In fact, I watched the video of it two times already tonight. I realized, my kids excitement can be exhausting at times and then there are times when it is completely contagious. This morning it was definitely contagious. It was a great day all around. Merry Christmas to all.