Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Memories Rewind: The Child Within

Every child waits in anticipation for Christmas. Pretty lights, presents, and festive music are a change from the everyday routine.

We would all pile in the car to go look at Christmas lights. Mama would take us down through where Granny and Papa's old house was because there were a few houses that really loved to decorate for Christmas. As we pulled up to the old man's house, Mama slowed the car to a crawl so that we could take it all in. In the front yard, there were reindeer and trees with colored lights. There was a Santa's workshop that was trimmed in red. Each year he would add something new, so me and Eli would try to see who could spot the newest addition to the old man's growing collection first.

"Look at the blow up igloo, I exclaimed. It even has falling snow inside of it. I don't think that was there last year!"

We would be in awe of the decorations. As children, we would get excited if a Christmas song came on the radio. Everything was different, yet familiar at the same time. At Christmas, even an ugly tree could be beautiful with some lights and festive garland.

Now we are adults, but we still enjoy Christmas. On the way to our church's yearly Christmas program, my brother was in a great mood. He was humming his favorite songs and everything. He had been chipper all day come to to think of it. It was great to see him in such a good mood. It was almost as if he was a little kid again.

What is your favorite Christmas memory?
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tam7777 said...

I loved trimming that tree even though it was a bugger getting it done. In the end it paid off.