This year has certainly flown by. Seems like it’s only been a couple of weeks since summer was here. But alas.
The highlight for me around this time of year is Christmas. I love the peppermint smells, and mugs of chocolatey cocoa, and colorful lights and decorations. I’m not a fan of snow, but a few sprinkles could add to the festive feel. It’s these types of things that give me the holiday goosebumps and remind me of certain memories.
Growing up, my brother and I were usually in the Christmas pageant at our church. He’d usually sing a song and I’d play whatever carole my mom taught me. In addition, we’d learn a speech at home that we’d recite perfectly only to forget half the words on the night of the pageant. But we were always excited about be a part and hanging with our friends.
And my mom had us dressed to the nines. My brother was donned in a blue suit, and I wore a navy ensemble courtesy of my mom’s sewing machine. Thinking back on that time, I think she was just excited. On the ride home, we’d drive through the neighborhoods, looking at the Christmas lights and versions of Nativity scenes. I’d be left with a feeling of giddiness and awe. And to top off the night, when we got home my mom would make me a cup of cocoa. Oh, the memories. 🙂
What are some of your favorites for Christmas? What are your greatest childhood memories?