I don’t mean THAT kind of white Christmas! The one with the snow? That’s just not for me! I do have fond memories of childhood Christmases in the snow and often long for those again, but then I remind myself how much I hate the snow and cold!
But to me, white signifies peace, beauty, tranquility, and hope! So as I sat in my apartment last night while working, cooking dinner, preparing my grocery list, doing laundry, and taming the wild beasts (yes, sometimes the babies do get that bad), and worrying about what the big girls would be doing for Christmas, I wondered if I would have a “white” Christmas this year. Not the snow-filled one, but the one with all of that peace, tranquility, beauty, and hope!
And then B walked in. He was carrying a “white” bouquet of roses that he lovingly laid in my lap as I typed up whatever I was working on, he said “I love you”, and slipped away into our room. He never buys “white” roses…had he read my mind?
I quickly finished up on the computer and went back to cooking. The children had calmed and I once again noticed my “white” Christmas tree with all of it’s fabulous color splashed throughout. I finished up the dinner and fixed everyone’s plates, then headed back to the computer (yes again). Right there on my notepads and planner was a card. A beautiful “white” card with words meant only for me, from him! Words that made me tear up I must admit! And everything about my Christmas and my life seemed “white” again!
It might not be a perfect Christmas. It never will be without ALL of my children in my household, but I do believe it will be really “white” after all! Isn’t it funny how life works? Just when you think you might break, someone you love (that thankfully loves you back) steps in and reminds you that all of your wishes can come true! I still believe in miracles…big and small! They happen every day! Open your eyes and notice them, they are worth looking for!
And I hope that all of your Christmases are “white”, whatever that means to you! Peace, hope, love, joy, beauty, sparkles, and tranquility to you and yours this holiday season! We all deserve a “white” Christmas!
Christy Gossett, managing editor of SoFabFood and creator of the healthy living blog, Insanity Is Not An Option, is a WAHM of 6 kids ranging in age from 27 to 8. She enjoys sharing her heart-healthy, low sodium recipes to help others with dietary restrictions enjoy a flavorful life while maintaining a healthy diet.
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