As the remains of Thanksgiving sit in zip lock bags and in numerous containers of Tupperware in the fridge, the Christmas season unfolds. The gold, yellows and browns are tucked carefully away as we pull out those red and green containers full of Christmas Magic!
The tree is trimmed, the shopping begins and the house is adorned with magical colors of the season; and we wish upon the star at the top of the tree for some Christmas magic!! Or maybe a miracle.
What is Christmas magic? Does it really exist? For some, it could just be the feeling this time of year gives you. It could be the smile on a young child’s face when they see Santa, or maybe the music that seems to be heard everywhere to remind us of this special time of year. I suppose it is different for all. But for me, it is about the first gift of Christmas. And what is that you might be thinking. It is a child; our Lord Jesus Christ.
Children are gifts from above. I truly believe that. We never know how long those gifts will stay with us on earth, so we need to treasure them every minute; never knowing when they might not be with us anymore.
My Christmas wish, magic, or miracle for this year, came early. I have prayed for my daughter to find happiness; to smile again; to laugh, and just to enjoy her life. I look at all the wonderful miracles God has given me over the years and now it’s her time. Talking with her yesterday, her voice was smiling; the happiness came bounding through the phone, and she was laughing. “Mom, I have never been more happy, than I am now. Thank you for helping me get to where I am and for believing in me.” The tears flowed from my smiling eyes. I thanked God, over and over. The joy in my heart is more than I can express. So… I’m good. I have all I want and appreciate the little I have, because my daughter sees life through a much happier lens:)
So, if you’re skeptical and you don’t quite believe, then open your eyes. The Christmas magic is all around you. You just have to believe that anything is possible!!
Blessings to all of you this Christmas Season!