Our dear friend, Beth, has post up today that will touch your very soul. Please visit her and if you find it in your heart to send a card, please do. I did. And if you link the post on your blog....even better. Let's make this precious child's dream come true. We can make a difference.
Here in SMBland we are readying ourselves for the big night as most of you who celebrate Christmas are. We host an annual Christmas Eve Open House. We never invite anyone until the last minute when we realize that we've totally taken for granted that everyone just knows that they are invited. Fortunately, that is the case. Our friends and family have come to depend on it as what they do for Christmas Eve. We love it. We play games, eat, drink and be very, very merry.
Sometimes, we have carolers who must sing for their supper. Sometimes someone will bring a guitar and the kids will recreate past performances of dance or chorus. We never have a plan. We are never organized. And it always goes off without a hitch. God, as they say, is in the details and we leave them to HIM.
But the first thing we have to do before any party prep is done is to go to Miss Lolly's (of the DAMN WARM CIDER fame) to serenade her with our very special birthday song as we do every year. We dress like elves and sing to the Christmas Eve birthday girl on her doorstep so passing neighbors can laugh and point. And it's getting late now so we better get going.
As we prepare for our little soiree tonite, I wanted to stop to wish you all a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS! May the joy of the season take hold of you and never let you go. And if you're in the area, please stop by.
Love, Hugs and God bless you all!