I’ve been up since 5:00am rubbing a turkey breast (no not DH’s) with lemon, butter and a Tuscany rub… now I’m having a peppermint mocha cup of coffee in front of the fireplace smelling it beginning to bake.
What I miss about today is my children being small. They would be so excited on Christmas morning, giggling, scurrying around and all the while I would be sitting in front of the fireplace, drinking my cup of jo and hearing them scamper back and forth to the bathroom. Then I would hear them say, “Mom!” “Can we come out, yet?”
Life has a way of moving forward and now my children are in their mid 30’s. Christmas is no longer at my house it is where the kids are. I’m fine with that too, Grandkids rock and rather I’m there when they first get up or 2 hours later, they are still excited, giggling and scurrying for presents.
Today, we are having Ham or Turkey sliders, with some stuffing and cranberry sauce. We mash potatoes with cream cheese and garlic, bacon wrapped green beans, stuffed mushrooms along with tamales, shrimp, dips and chips, lots of desserts and each other. The best part………being with each other!
He is the reason for today. He was the reason for yesterday and He will be reason for tomorrows!
Merry Christmas Everyone! Happy Birthday Jesus!