The Christmas Letdown

I almost hate to post this. Almost hate to admit to it. Absolutely hate that I feel this way. But, if just one soul feels this way…
I’ve told you all before.  I love Christmas, I love the Christmas season. But what I have to admit is that starting about a week before Christmas (this year one week exactly), I start to feel a little twinge, a little sadness, a little ‘yuck’ feeling. Just when others are building up with excitement, anxious for the last days before seeing family and friends. Anxious for church, and food, and gifts…I am beginning to feel just the smallest bit of “sad”.
And I know, I’ve done it before, on Christmas morning when I should wake up with excitement and joy and thankfulness, that moment before I spring out of bed, I feel “let down”.  I’ve spent a season preparing, embracing, enjoying, laughing and singing…and in just hours, it will all be over. And that makes me sad. (I’m sure a good sermon could be preached at this point!) But I’m telling it like it is.
It’s not that it won’t be all that I expected it to be. It’s that it will be over soon.
And so this year, I pray, even more, that God will help me to continue the Christmas spirit. The spirit of Love, Joy, Kindness, Gentleness, Faithfulness. The spirit of servanthood, the spirit of the least, the spirit of grace.  And I pray that He will wash my sadness away, just like He has my sins.  And if you, too, feel sadness….that He will give you His perfect peace.


About 49andcounting

Hi! I'm a mom, wife, grammy, sister, friend at that ALMOST 50 age!! (Okay, since I started this a few years ago...well, add a bit to 49andcounting!) How the heck did I get here so fast?!? I love, love, love- my girls, antiques, rural America, history, Jesus, junkin,the lake and my Big Boy...not particularly in that order. It's about time I change this profile a bit. After a year or living in our 5th wheel in beautiful Pennsylvania, My Big Boy and I are back to the Kansas Prairies. And there's just nothing like "Home Sweet Home". Hitting the Big 50 has its own unique, well...let's say...blessings :) So come along, laugh with me...cry with me...praise God with me...and let's do this 49andcounting thing, together!
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