Thursday, December 17, 2009

No More Christmas Magic

When you are a little child, Christmas is easy.  It takes forever to get here, and when it does, it's this grand and glorious day that is a little bit of magic.  It's hard to go to sleep the night before Christmas, so you play real hard all day hoping you'll be sleepy and can go to sleep so Santa can come.  At least that is what I did. 

I think we adults do everything we can to find that magic again every year.  I know I do.  As much as I do love Christmas and being with family and friends and celebrating and finding good cheer everywhere you go, it isn't the same kind of magic.  Once you understand all the ins and outs of magic, it no longer holds the same allure.  It's still fun but it's not the same.

So this Christmas we are getting ready for family to come home and to gather altogether on Christmas Eve.  We'll have favorite foods and stockings and fudge and cake.  Some will go to church and some will stay home.  We like colored Christmas light inside and out and presents all around.  It's just so much fun to be together and play and I can't wait.

I can easily go to sleep on Christmas Eve.  I don't have to play hard all day to try to get sleepy and tired.  Magic is not coming Christmas morning but a wondrous, memorable and fun day is and I can't wait!

22 comments:

  1. I agree but don't you wish we could get that magic back!!

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  2. This Christmas is a tad hard since I just lost my dad. Your post with the awesome picture made me cry remembering the magic my parents created for us year after year. Good job, Sandra, and thank you!

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  3. There's still magic, but it's a different kind of magic, not quite as whimsical but still a special sort of feeling....
    Take out mature, and practical and it could still be there under all those layers of reality.. Have a blessed Christmas.
    BM

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  4. Ooh. I feel all Christmassy now.

    Is Christmassy actually a word?

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  5. A great photo. Yes I can remember the days when Christmas took forever to come (now it happens in the blink of an eye), you were exhausted come tea-time as you'd spent the night awake, wondering what Santa would bring and all you had to worry about was which present to open first. Aah, such memories.

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  6. LOL - I remember one year in an effort to make Chrismas day come sooner, my sister and I went to bed at about noon on the 24th. Okay, that lasted about 15 minutes, but we sooooo wanted it to be Christmas morning.

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  7. Petty and Too Many, I can tell both of you get where I'm coming from. Enjoy your Christmas Day and the days leading up to it!!!

    Yes, Grumpy, I think you just made Christmassy an official word!

    Gayle, YOu will see the magic in your grandson.

    Marla, I'm sorry there is some sadness for you this Christmas. Just be with your feelings while they last.

    Being Me, You are so right. There is all kinds of Christmas magic for us. We'll all experience some of that too.

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  8. There's magic but eveyday gets less.
    Life is hard.When i was a child Xmas was just magical!
    hugs

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  9. I find magic in trying to bring magic to my son's soul; it helps a lot but you're right; it's not the same.
    Lovely picture and look at that gorgeous doll!
    Thanks for joining in!

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  10. It's true...there was such magic and anticipation about Christmas when we were children and this year I'm trying very hard to recapture that feeling so that I can get myself more into the spirit.

    I love this photograph by the way!!

    Wishing you a very magical Christmas!!

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  11. Sandra, have a happy, not much goin on here this year though.
    my lonely christmas this year im afraid
    BIG HUGS

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  12. Hey Bob...Wish I could bring you a plate of cookies!

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  13. pk @ Room Remix
    I love the magic of Christmas. Hope you have a wonderful day full of fun and great memories!

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  14. You say it so well. The little kid in me will never completely go away. Even though the "magic" isn't quite the same, there is always that anticipation of Christmas morning, and the joy of opening a gift, and watching the kids open theirs.

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  15. Hi there, absolutely loved this post. I posted something similar the other day. Remembering some of my favorite childhood gifts. I couldn't sleep either. You would try and try, but nothin. I am following you now. Please drop by for a visit sometime.

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  16. Thanks y'all. I remember thinking on several Christmas Days when I was a kid that I would never be bored again in my entire life because I loved my new toys so much! Do you remember that too?

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  17. Yes I do remember that.

    I wanted to thank you for your comment on my post. Please cherish the visits with your mom. I know it seems distruptive right now, especially when you have to leave your family. But my motto is: No Regrets. You will always remember this time and that you did all you could for your mom. My time with my mom was 2 months...it seemed like a lifetime away from my husband and my job. But looking back now, it was such a small amount of time. Good luck, pop by anytime for a chat.

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  18. Great words, Sandra :)

    I wish you a wonderful and so blessed Christmas and a successful 2010 full of love, hope, happiness and health ... and all the wonderful things life can allow you :)

    xoxo

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  19. i helped with a magic show once and you're right - it takes the magic away. but it's a different kind of fun now. merry christmas!

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  20. Sarah, Magic shows really frustrates me because I don't ever understand it!!! It drives me crazy when they cut women in half!

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  21. Sandra, I just loved this post! It brings back so many wonderful Christmas memories, and of those yet to come! I'm a great believer in the whole kaboodle of Christmas, from wrapping up gifts to opening them on Christmas morning!
    Thank you so much for this post, and I think that you know why this time of year is so very special to me.
    Big Hugs!

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  22. Yes I do know Alice. I love the 'whole kaboodle' too. I'll be thinking about you this week.

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