My most memorable Christmas…. Well that’s an easy one. I got a box of charcoal! I was devastated and embarrassed at the jeers from all my brothers and sisters… To this day I hesitate to open gifts in front of people…. Hope this Christmas does not involve charcoal for anyone you or I know (LOL).
I have kids of my own now (grown) and a couple of grandchildren, (another on the way), and have not even considered a gifting of charcoal — other than perhaps for the Weber! Being with family brings me joy, some heartache to be sure, but I revel in the blessing of having a good marriage, children, and now the grand kids.. (they think I’m a hero—just for showing up, how nice?). These are gifts I enjoy everyday.
Christmas time brings people and family together… (I pray everyone has a place to go and people to celebrate with)… Luke 2:14 “Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace, good will toward men.” Here is an element of Christmas that puts a nice bow around everything for me… Getting to know the gift God has given — Christ, has added a deeper peace, joy and love in my life — which I try to share, not just at Christmas, but all throughout the year. Christmas for me has become a heart condition… Yep I got one, peace and joy and the greatest of these love…
I’m thankful for each of you, the relationship we have, and your business. I’m thankful every day for the best gift I’ve ever received, the Christ of Christmas…. The peace, joy, and love He brings is awesome, and the benefits are eternal!
Mike & Cindy