WONDERFUL, BUT NOT PERFECT!
It’s that time of year again—when we celebrate Christ’s birthday. I’m surrounded by twinkling lights on the Christmas tree, garlands lining the windows and fragrant (cinnamon-vanilla!) candles. It’s wonderful, but everything’s not perfect.
I haven’t had time to color-coordinate the gift wrapping (something I really enjoy doing) or make any cookies(that’s not my favorite thing to do, anyway!) I had no star or angel for the top of the tree this year, so I created a make-shift topper. The Webb family Christmas celebration with our two children, son-in-law and daughter-in-law, and seven grandchildren is this Saturday, December 5 so that means Richard and I will spend a very quiet Christmas Day. We chose to do it this way, so our children can spend Christmas week with their in-laws.
This is evidence that a woman who had a tendency tostrive too hard to make it all just right really can change!Because I’m fine—well, more than fine—with all this slightly imperfect holiday reality. Hey, there’s no perfect way to celebrate Christmas. *
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What’s your slightly imperfect Christmas reality this year? Leave me a note below with your response to this question. I’d love to hear from you. Then I’ll enter you in a December 9 drawing for a FREE autographed copy of It’s a Wonderful (Imperfect) Life devotional book. I’ll mail it by Dec. 10 and you’ll receive it in time to give it away on Christmas.
HELPFUL HOLIDAY HINT: UNIQUE CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEA!
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* Adapted from It’s a Wonderful (Imperfect) Life intro.
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Joan C. Webb
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