|One of our family traditions|
Meanwhile, at home, my Mom and her Elk´s wife (then, Elks were only men) friend baked dozens of decorated Christmas Cookies for us. It was our greatly appreciated tradition to come home to a house filled with the aroma of fresh baked Christmas cookies wafting through our house...they elevated our sense of ´Christmas Cheer and seemed to be the ¨kick of Christmas¨ that would be celebrated with days of preparation, secret gift wrapping, tree decorating and such...by Christmas Eve we were cozy and happy under the Christmas tree (we were allowed to open one Christmas Gift on Christmas Eve after ¨candlight services¨ at Church and the rest of the gifts were opened on Christmas Day...our tradition of a way that we liked and maintaned because traditions ran anticipations high! Of course, I´ve never met a iced sugar cookie like Moms, they are often very good, but, never the same.
· Thanks be to God for a family who loved us
· Thanks be to God for a family who cared for us entirely
· Thanks be to God for the kindness and good-will of all the Days of Christmas before and now