Psalms 61;2b

When my heart is overwhelmed, lead me to the rock that is higher than I

Friday, December 15, 2006

Christmas Tradition

I am a stickler for  keeping tradition...I do not like change and want things to stay the same always.  My Christmas holidays were the same ever since I can remember until about 7-8 years ago.  We waited all day in anticipation on Christmas Eve.  Then at around 4pm, Dad would get home from work and we would all gather around after supper and open presents from family.  Then, later than evening, we would all go to Aunt Polly's and Uncle Ken's house.  This was the first place I ever remember having peanut butter fudge...(When they lived in the trailer where Tammy is now)  Well, anyway, I loved to go there cause all his grandchildren were there and we got to play and laugh and eat finger foods.  I always looked forward to the food!! LOL
Then on Christmas Morning, we usually got up to put on our new duds to go to Sneedville.  This was also one of my best memories, although, we usually didn't get any presents here, (a body would go bankrupt buying for that many grandchildren) it was still just something we did on Christmas day. That was my routine...I wanted it to stay that way forever.  I wanted to raise my kids doing that!!!!
But....unfortunately, Time has a way of changing things and we all grow up and have inlaws and have to spend time with them too... so as Morgan was born,along with the rest of the cousins kids, most of that changed. Now, we never know where we are gonna be till usually the week before Christmas, cause everyone has work schedules (cause in mine and Tom's family, there are 5 nurses) and inlaws to schedule around.
I did tell Tom, last year when  Christmas Day fell on Sunday, that we should always have a morning service, no matter what day it fell on...It was so special to worship the King on the day we celebrate his birth. I am glad we have Christmas Eve on Sunday this year.