Justin Blowers

The column before Christmas has fallen on me, which is something that I can say with glee.

It’s a time to gather, a time to be together as we all ride out the cold weather.

And Christmas is always good for my soul, relaxing all holiday is my goal.

A holiday means a return to my home, that place up north my little brothers roam.

My mom will be there and I’ll be met with a hug and I’ll lay on my couch in a blanket all snug.

There will be food at the table made by mom and her mac ‘n’ cheese is the bomb.

All around the table my family will flock, and throughout dinner we all will talk.

The stories I’ll finally be able to hear, after waiting throughout the entire year.

Who knows if they’re untrue, all I know is I’ll join in too.

And it won’t be complete until I’m warm by the fire but hot cocoa and marshmallows I will require.

And the trip will most likely end with presents that Santa will dispense.

Down here, my friends and I will celebrate Christmas either a little early or a little late.

In company, presents and food we will relish and our stories we will definitely embellish.

I’ll celebrate the holiday with everyone, and oh the fun, I’ll have a ton.

My family, my friends and all the food is sure to put me in a good mood.

It’s two days where I will get to be merry and it’s here that I will thank our military.

I’ll thank the police and first responders, too, for everything that all of you do.

You throw yourselves in harm’s way so that I and others can enjoy a nice Christmas Day.

For everywhere I cover my thanks is extended, for allowing me to come to everything I’ve attended.

And you, dear reader, haven’t been forgotten, to forget to thank you would make me rotten.

Normally I’d give some kind of advice so I just ask this season that you be nice.

I ask that you remember all those who care and in the spirit of Christmas that you share.

Share laughs, share time and share Christmas cheer and reminiscence of yesteryear.

I promise that now you’re near the end so just read the next sentences my friend.

Now before Christmas on next Wednesday, there is one last thing I’d like to say.

Have a Merry Christmas.

Justin Blowers is a staff writer for The Southeast Sun and Daleville Sun-Courier. The opinions of this writer are his own and not the opinion of the paper. He can be reached at (334) 393-2969 or by email at sjblowers@southeastsun.com.

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