Sunday, December 25, 2011
Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change ~ Jim Rohn
Earlier this year, my partner, Thomas, started "lobbying" my mom and dad to come to Kansas City for Christmas, instead of us going to Nebraska. Back in June and July, I have to admit, it was a bit against our tradition to plan for Mom and Dad to come to town and host them. But now that the time is here, it sure has been wonderful that we didn't have to go anywhere this year!
I was able to have my traditional Christmas. We eat no later than 1:00 PM on Christmas Eve, clean up the kitchen, then open presents. After presents, we continue to hang out, usually watch a movie together and just generally enjoy the time together.
And then, since it's our first Christmas in Kansas City, we got to start some new traditions. First of all, we got attend Christmas Eve service at Central Presbyterian Church. Our sanctuary was so beautiful in the early evening and the service was amazing. On our way home from church, we saw the luminarias lit in the 36th and Broadway neighborhood, a thirty-some year Kansas City tradition. And we took my parents and grandparents through the Plaza and down Ward Parkway to see the Christmas lights.
So as much I hesitated at the beginning of year, I thoroughly enjoyed having everyone here this year. Life certainly has gotten better this year by change!
I wish all my readers Happy Holidays and wish you a Joyous, and productive, and New Year!