By Tricia Massey
The busyness of the Christmas season always catches me off-guard. I know it is coming and every year, but I seem to be overwhelmed by the season. Each year I think I am more prepared than the previous year, but why do I feel I have to be so “prepared?”
We place such high expectations on ourselves to make sure we buy just the right presents, hang the prettiest wreath on the door, decorate the biggest and most colorful tree, bake the best homemade goodies and attend every single function during the holiday season. Even though I have never had the biggest tree and will never make the best homemade goodies, I always have to take a deep breath, settle down and realize that the birth of Christ is the true reason I celebrate Christmas.