Merry Christmas to you and yours.
My wishes for you this Christmas.....
May you not get tangled in the tinsel,
May your eyes light up at the sight of your family and friends.
I wish you joy, the real kind, the kind that warms you from inside, like bourbon,
and perspective from the things that will inevitably go wrong.
I wish you plenty of rest to bring your best to each gathering,
and not to run out of tape at midnight on Christmas Eve while finishing the wrapping.
I wish you just enough eggnog to feel shiny and bright,
but not enough to photo copy your arse at the office holiday party.
I wish you a moment or two when you look at your tree and remember being seven.
I wish you moments of silence that you may hear the whisper of God and remember those gifts start and end with Him.
And if you're feeling just a little too much like the lady in the Target commercial, I beg you to go out and buy The Purpose of Christmas by Rick Warren and sit down with a mocha, frappe, peppermint, gingerbread, double, triple something something and breath, and read, and be.
Photos by Leslie Webber Photography