Every year, at some time during the summer, I can hung up on this Christmas peg. I don't know what it is. Maybe I just need an escape from the bugs, humidity, and heat. But at some point each summer I pull out the Christmas music and spend a few days listening. It gives me the warm fuzzies for some reason.
I know why this started. My mom was the music director at my home church for 12-14 years (something like that) and she led a great church choir. Each year she'd have to pick out a new musical for the choir. All of the music samples always came out in late June/early July and she'd put them in at home and we'd all listen to them all afternoon. Or sometimes we listened to them while on the road driving to vacation. So it's really all Mom's fault that I love Christmas in the summer.
Two years ago (2008) is the year we got married. I hadn't heard much/if any Christmas music that summer for whatever reason. A day or two before the wedding I was getting ready to set up the fellowship hall for the reception by myself. Mom had done something to her back and couldn't lift over 10 lbs and Dad had pnumonia. Marah was at work and so was Spencer and clan so it was me and like 25 of those heavy old school round tables. Then, here comes my mom with my favorite Natalie Grant Christmas CD, a CD player, and a tub full of chocolate chip cookies! Aren't moms the best? She knew that I was stressed and treated me to some of my favorite things!
This year, I'm listening to Christmas musicals again... trying to find one that the kids at StoneBridge could do. That's all it took. Now I sit here typing my blog while Natalie belts out another good Joy to the World!
So Merry Christmas to all and to all..... a GREAT summer!