The merry family gatherings -
The old, the very young;
The strangely lovely way they
Harmonize in carols sung.
For Christmas is tradition time -
Traditions that recall
The precious memories down the years,
The sameness of them all.
~Helen Lowrie Marshall
Everywhere we have lived we have watched children participate in Christmas skits, say their poems and sing their songs. Traditions like these truly touch my heart. I think back to when my oldest son was the baby Jesus in a Christmas musical back in Kansas 23 years ago. I can also remember reciting a poem, playing the violin and singing in church as a child.
For all who celebrate Christmas take some time to rejoice in and reflect on the reason for the season. Be blessed not stressed over all the traditions and getting it all just right... just have yourself a