Christmas, one moment at a time

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Are you one of those people, like me, who’s happy when radio stations start playing Christmas music even if it’s before Thanksgiving? Do you also not care if stores start stocking their aisles with holiday décor before Halloween?

For me, the reason is plain and simple. I love Christmas! This has been a rough year on many fronts. And I’m ready for how the Christmas season makes me feel.

Christmastime has not always been the picture of a Currier and Ives card for me. I’ve had family members pass on in December as well as family members be away from home on military deployments. I’ve not always been home for Christmas, and I’ve sometimes had little money to spend on gifts. I’ve been without a special someone in my life, and I’ve spent the holidays visiting family and friends in the hospital.

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