Christmas in our house is always a big deal — we all look forward to it with a tremendous amount of enjoyment. Kathy and I both like to give gifts, and several of our kids really like to receive them, so it is a win/win situation.
It is almost time to take the tree down. I try to hold off until Valentines Day, but eventually even I must agree that the season has passed. Still, it is fun to reflect on a few of the highlights.
This year my main gift from the family was a new chair for my computer desk. My old chair had become sadly cracked and worn, and so they tracked down a new chair for me — one that helped to accentuate my kingly authority and dignity.
The chair is just the perfect height for my desk, and I must admit, I feel quite important when I sit in it. It has wheels so I can easily push back from the desk if I need a little more leg room, and the arms of the chair support my elbows nicely when I need to ponder.
One of our Christmas traditions is to open stockings, and then gather for a Christmas breakfast before moving on to the presents under the tree. Kathy usually makes us a delicious egg caserole of some kind — it is one of the highlights of the day.
Every year I tell myself, “Try to slow down and pay more attention to the magic of the season,” and every year the Christmas holiday is gone almost before I look up from the wrapping. It kind of makes you wonder what Christmas in Heaven will be like … ?