Dec 24, 2013

December 24th...

At Christmas, all roads lead home...

One more sleep and it will be Christmas Day.  For many it is already Christmas.
Just the thought of Christmas brings to me memories that will forever remain with me.
Most of these are from my childhood of Christmases past.  hat a wonderful time we had.
Maybe then we did not know it for certain, but today looking back I can definitely say
 it was one of the best times ever.

As a tradition on this night our parents used to take us in Old San Juan to see the Three Kings
and the Nativity scene.  In my mind those will always be cherished times spent with family.
 For us this was a special treat because we would have ice-cream and other goodies out. 
 It was fascinating even as a child to see all the lights and to see all the people gathering
 around town just having a wonderful time.

Today most of my sisters will be in North Carolina celebrating Christmas
with mom and dad.  Also celebrating mom's birthday.  Unfortunately, we could
not make it even though I tried.  The time frames were just colliding with stuff.

It's Christmas Eve, on this day when we were little my dad and mom took
us around and we sang carols, my mom baked and we had a good meal at home
surrounded by love and family.  It was always and still is my favorite time of the year.

Be good everyone for Santa Claus is coming tonight.
Remember it is not what we receive that matters, but it's the love
we share with each other that will forever live with us.

Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, 
and we are better throughout the year for having,
 in spirit, become a child again at Christmas-time...