A Christmas Party

Today I took my mom to the annual Parkinson’s group Christmas party. We had not been to it for 3 years – though that was hard to believe. The group had a gift exchange, but we chose not to participate. However,  shortly after we sat down, a woman came up and just gave my mom a gift because she wanted her to have one. That was unexpected and generous. We sat with our new friend that I met at the grief support group. We had hot chocolate with peppermint stir sticks and marshmallows that were made to look like polar.bear faces. We took pictures with Santa. The entertainment was the same musical group they had in the past. I don’t know why, but I got teary eyed at the very beginning. Perhaps I was just happy to be out. Maybe I was feeling the joy of the season. Or perhaps I was moved by the spiritual sentiment of the song. The program was joyful and upbeat. I was so glad my mom was up to going. She was pretty tired this afternoon, but she had a good time.

I Found God today in a joy filled Christmas party.

2 comments on “A Christmas Party

  1. I had a moment alone this past week and was enjoying the quiet of the house. I put on a music video on my phone- Silent Night with Kelly Clarkson, Trisha Yearwood and Reba McEntire. Like you, I don’t know why, but I got very teary eyed. I don’t know if it was the song, the season, my thankfulness for being so blessed to be recovering from my infections or just an overwhelming feeling of God being right there with me. I’m glad you enjoyed your time out and your mom enjoyed the party!


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