Wow - if i had a nickel for every time someone asked me that question...
i'd be able to afford Christmas.
Heehee... i'm just kidding...
But seriously - that question always makes me wiggle a little in my seat... what to say?
This year, i just smile & unblinkingly have answered, "yep!"
Even though i haven't bought a single present...
i have struggled with this one over the years - we have always done Christmas on a lesser scale than most, but this year it has shrunk to next to nothing.
i put out our tiny nativity & i'm actually enjoying it - & Cai & i have done & will do more baking for friends & family parties, but i'm learning that i'm good with being different.
i'm ready for Christmas - i'm ready for the candle light & the story of His birth. i'm ready for snuggling my little ones & eating cookies & going to my sister's house for a few sleeps. i'm ready to shout at the top of my lungs as we sing, "JOY TO THE WORLD!!!!!! THE LORD HAS COME!!"
(& pardon me if i grab my neighbour & sobbingly hug them as i sing it... it's just such. good. news.)
So - i don't have any presents... & i'm pretty sure there will not be many... if any... bought.
But the reason i answer in the affirmative when asked, "Are you ready for Christmas?"
Is because i am.