As I sit her on the back porch listening to Christmas songs I am reminded of a tradition that started when I was very young.
My wonderful brother, Jim, is eight years older than I am. Jim is a solution guy and it would drive him crazy when I was constantly asking, “When is Santa coming how many days are left until Christmas?” Always resourceful he took a rope and tied a knot for each day until Christmas Eve. As I got ready for bed I would untie one knot and we would count the knots left, I knew when I untied the last knot, on the last night, too excited to sleep, Santa was coming that night.
I knew in the morning it would finally be Christmas, still one of my favorite days, I have many beautiful memories of this day.
I pray all of your dreams will be fulfilled this night, that your heart will be light and you and yours will be surrounded by love.