As Christmas draws nearer, I seem to get busier. My kids will be out of school in a few more days, so their gifts need to be wrapped. They are teenagers now (almost) and it’s not like I can put them to bed anymore and get things accomplished while they sleep. More often than not, they stay up later than I do.
Not that I’m complaining, for all of the bad rap that teenagers get (and much is deserved), it’s really cool to be able to watch t.v. together and all enjoy it. We love to watch the Voice each week and we all have our favorite contestant and we were all laughing out loud last week as we watched Christmas Vacation on cable.
The only thing certain about life is that it changes and if we are smart, we can find something to appreciate about every season we are in without holding on too tightly, for this one won’t last long either.
As I was desperately trying to get some gifts wrapped, my phone rang and it was one of my dearest friends saying that a song she just heard, had reminded her of a high school friend of ours, who has recently passed away. That made her think of high school and me and she decided to call. Her ringtone is the Kiss song, “I Wanna Rock & Roll all Night,” so I knew immediately is was her.
We chatted for a few minutes, getting caught up and talked about our holiday plans. I told her I had hoped to get together for coffee before the kids were out, but had waited too late to make that happen. She thought for a minute and said she had Thursday morning free and as it turns out I do too.
I mean, I have a ton of stuff to do. I need to clean my house. The dust tumbleweeds are rolling across the floors at this point. I have a ton of company coming in for Christmas and my ceiling fan blades need dusting. (Does everyone else’s fans get dusty like mine?) Toilets need scrubbing. I need to go Christmas grocery shopping. I could go on, but you get the picture.
But, here’s the deal; I have the opportunity to get together for a little while with someone I hold dear and have a cup of coffee and a real face-to-face conversation. I have come to a point in my life that I realize that these moments are precious and quite frankly, almost a sin not to treasure.
When God gives us the gift of special people who love us no matter what, we honor Him by treasuring them. So, the dust bunnies will just have to wait while I intentionally hold close the people who matter most this busy season. Care to join me? Feel free to comment.
Have an awesome day!