Sunday, November 25, 2007

A Renewal of Spirit

We put up all of our Christmas decorations yesterday and I must say that I feel different. The last several years at this time I have felt a little saddened about Christmas. It just hasn't been the same. That feeling of pure excitement, human connection and giving has eluded me. I used to love the Holidays as a child and young adult but I suppose all the stresses of daily life, career, bills, relationships and my views about the world just hasn't allowed me to regain that feeling.

Until Now!!!

I feel so excited! I know this renewal is because of our son Owen. The amazement in his eyes looking at the tree, him dancing in the living room to the xm holly station and knowing that Santa is truly coming to our home this year is invigorating. I feel like a new person, a different person. I can't wait for Owen to wake up Christmas morning and see what Santa has brought him!

I feel that tingle you get at Christmas, that connection to all people.

In short, I am happy and excited at what this holiday season brings to my family.

Owen Dancing!

Peppermint Goodness!

Our Christmas Tree

Owen's first pro Christmas photo!


L. said...

My tree is going to look like the Charlie Brown Christmas tree next to yours. :)

Laura :)

rfwitte said...

Glad to hear you are feeling so good about the holiday season. Our tree is up and we are looking forward to a great year. Owen is looking great. It would be great to get together again. Cherrye and Rich Witte