Is Post Black Friday Stress Syndrome a Thing?
What day is it? I’m serious. It seems like it has been Saturday for days now.
Typical of American excessiveness, what was one ridiculous day of mind-numbing, door-busting binge shopping has evolved into a weeklong feeding frenzy. So basically my life the last few days and through the next 4 involve long hours of customer service fueled by leftover turkey.
And then….there’s that deal about transforming our house from …….
………minus the green cord for the lights.
And this is my dilemma. I want the perfect Christmas. Lights without cords. Greenery without sap. Cards written, cookies baked, house decorated, friends and family gathered and being rested, refreshed and at peace…..
Somehow I struggle every year finding balance between remembering that God sent His Son to the poorest of families and the most humble of settings possible and my love for celebrating this holiday with traditions that mean so much to me. As I transform our house into an indoor evergreen monument of lights and color, my heart longs to slip away to a manger and just kneel before the holy family.
I hope you will join me for a countdown to Christmas right here. In silly and solemn ways, let’s share the days leading up to December 25th.
Let the festivities begin!