I really didn't plan on joining on any 12 days of blogging or blogmas linkup of the sort, but I really loved this prompt, so here we go.
Second Day. Your favorite moment that highlights the true meaning of Christmas (whether that be service or family, or Christ, etc.)
My Lynn-Mom's parents, so my grandparents, are two of my very favorite people in the world, they come home for the month of December after being in AZ since October and then they go back for the rest of the winter. That is one of my favorite moments no doubt, getting that first hug after not seeing them for a couple months is always a great feeling.
Each Christmas Eve, my store closes early, previous years it has been mostly 8pm, but this year it's 6, but I digress. My grandparents, Lynn-Mom and Dad, Mady and Ryan all come to pick me up, which is nice that they all love me so much they can't wait for me to get home, but that's not all they do, oh no, they come in my grandparents van, they have bells and whistles on, one or more of them are standing out the sunroof, I think there may have been cowbell one year, it's amazing! I got Christmas Eve off this year, so this is one tradition that I will miss this year.
I also love the tradition I have with my Momma of going home over her birthday and NYE and spending a couple days playing games and looking back on all the previous year has encapsulated, Christmas always seems to belong to my Dad because he lives where I live, but NYE has belonged to my Momma since I moved out after high school,
Ultimately though, my favorite moment belongs to Christmas morning, when we all pile in Lynn-Mom and Dad's room to beg for breakfast and talk about our plans for the day. We then get to eat our big breakfast, we settle in the living room upstairs and we each read a portion of the story of Jesus' birth and the events leading up to it out of my parents Bible. Some years we share about gifts that Jesus has given us as well, where we have to share a gift that we believe Jesus has given another family member that isn't material but a spiritual gift/talent.