Do you have a Christmas that stands out in your mind?
In all of my Christmases past, there is one that stands out the most. I want to tell you about it….
It was about 24 years ago or so. I don’t remember the exact year. Jim was in nursing school and I was working as a sales manager for a home party company.
December was never a big month for sales and Jim, due to his schooling, was not working. Christmas was looking pretty gloomy for our young family. Michelene was probably 5 years old, John was maybe 2.
One day, two weeks before Christmas, Jim came home from school with news. He had applied for a scholarship months before and lo and behold, he (we!) was considered the neediest of all the students.
I think the check was for around $800. It was perfect. I paid some bills, bought some presents, and we bought a Christmas tree.
It was not a fancy Christmas but we were provided for. We had everything we needed.
Why does this Christmas stand out in my mind? Maybe because it was my own little miracle. Maybe because I had faith that everything would work out ok.
It is a lesson that even whenever things can seem their gloomiest, there is a flicker of light somewhere that is burning bright. We only need look for the light and it will be there.
In this holiest of times, I hope you remember to look for the light.
Is there a Christmas that stands out in your mind? Tell me about it!