My momb (no, that's not a typo. The b is silent.) sent me this poem that always helped her get past the Post Christmas Funk, and I wanted to share it with you. As I read it, it helped me too, because it is so true. We celebrate Christmas for a reason, and while the presents are now opened and the cookies are eaten and the decorations are put up, the Reason is still very much alive!
Carefully, tenderly, put them away
The Madonna, the child and the manger of hay
The baubles, the lights, the bright, shining star.
Lift them gently, their beauty not to mar.
For a few precious days they have lightened your life,
Have let you forget the world's sin and its strife,
Its hatred, its wars....for a brief season's space
You have heard angels sing and been touched by God's grace.
So as these blessed things you put by till next year.
Try to trust in the miracle
Christ is still here!!!