Christmas, faith

Unexpected Christmas

Merry Christmas, everyone!!!

This Christmas has definitely been WAY different for my family. This is probably the first time in my 35 years that I have not celebrated Christmas with relatives or friends. One of my sons and I found out we have the flu earlier this week, so our plans of Christmas gatherings had to be abandoned.

It’s Christmas Eve night and normally we would have been at my grandma’s house with my extended family enjoying yummy finger foods and exchanging Christmas gifts. Instead my little family of four was sitting– well, in reality our youngest son wasn’t doing much sitting– all together on one couch watching “The Nativity Story.” It wasn’t the hooplah of family and gifts. It was something simple and unexpected. Sounds a little like the true story of Christmas.

Speaking of unexpected– here’s one of my favorite non-traditional┬áChristmas songs, “Labor of Love,” on my favorite non-traditional Christmas album, Behold the Lamb of God.

Merry Christmas to you and yours!