It's December 11th. I've been listening to Christmas music since two weeks prior to Thanksgiving. I'm involved in the children's Christmas program at church. I've watched portions of The Santa Clause and Home Alone movies on TV. We've had snow. The Christmas tree is up.
So...why don't I feel Christmas-y?
And then I ask myself, Is that very Christian-like? Wanting to feel a feeling? I know Christmas is all about Jesus' birth. He is the Gift. He was born to be my Savior.
It just seems like something is missing. I've lost the excitement I had at Christmastime when I was a kid. The anticipation of surprises, of the school Christmas concerts, of wishing for snow days, and the fun we had in visiting with cousins when we traveled to see our extended family for the holiday. I guess I don't see anything wrong with feeling nostalgic about those things. I miss that time in my life so much.
Does anyone know how to get that back?