Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Each little bit

is important. Last Thanksgiving and Christmas we pretty much wanted the entire winter months to disappear. Facing the holidays was bringing up way too much emotion. We played no music, had no decorations, and pretty much managed to have each day just like the next; it worked very well too. When Christmas was over, i didn't have to face the transition, we had no "let down" feeling after taking away the tree because there wasn't one.

But do you know what I did today? I played Christmas music. Not music with words; I'm not sure I'm quite ready for that. But Manheim Steamroller, and some others Pandora chose for me, were playing in my classroom this morning.

Healing is a long road, but this is another example of God's remarkable influence on restoring what was once broken. 

1 comment:

Tim and Anne said...

We don't put up a tree either, but for a different reason. We decided to teach the ninos to focus on the REAL meaning of Christmas... the birth of our Savior.
We also try to keep gifts to a minimum for the same reason. This has the wonderful side-effect of having no feelings of holiday "let down" at the end of Christmas Day.
Yes, we are peculiar people...