If We Make It Through December…

Ol’ Merle was right on the money…

If we make it through December

Everything’s gonna be all right I know

It’s the coldest time of winter

And I shiver when I see the fallin’ snow

If we make it through December

I got plans of bein’ in a warmer town come summer time

Maybe even California

If we make it through December we’ll be fine

Somewhere along the way, Scrooge crept up on me again this year…two years in a row…not good! Not good at all! The usual beginning-with-Labor-Day Christmas music extravaganza actually kind of went the way of the bluebird about Thanksgiving or the day after, and it hasn’t been the same since.

It was as though Christmas sneaked up on me really fast. Didn’t budget my time or money enough to make it what it ought to be. Throw in a little triple-threat transformation effort (self, family, church) and there you go…

So somehow, I’m going through the motions. I know it’s all about peace, love, goodwill to men and all that stuff. I know the Kid in the Manger came for all of us so we can get to Dad. I appreciate all that…I really do! I know it’s all about family and fellowship and all that stuff. I appreciate all that…I do! But right about now, just after 11:00 on Christmas Eve 2004, I’ll be just as happy to see February 2005. Or April. Or whatever…

If we make it through December we’ll be fine