From the Heart – December 2019

Ho, Ho, Ho, Merry Christmas! I am absolutely scratching my head over where 2019 has gone!  How can it be December already?  My grandmother used to always say “time flies” to which I would always giggle under my breath about.  Because, let’s face it, time as a child and time as a “fifty-something” adult are two entirely different realms. If it continues at this pace, I cannot imagine how it will feel to me in another ten to twenty years!

Christmas is truly my favorite holiday.  It’s the birth of Jesus y’all! How can you not celebrate that?  Is there any more beautiful telling of the Christmas story than new testament Matthew 1-2 and Luke 1-2?  “She will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel, which means ‘God is with us.’” “I bring you good news that will bring great joy to all people.  The Savior, yes, the Messiah, the Lord –has been born today in Bethlehem, the city of David!

December is a busy month in the Bralley household. In addition to all the holiday madness, our youngest daughter Morgan will graduate with her Masters in Occupational Therapy.  Speaking of time flying, didn’t she just move to Greenville?  I cannot begin to say how proud we all are of her!  As a parent, we all pray they will be lucky enough to find a career that suits them and that it can support them.  I’m thrilled for her as it not only suits her but I think she will thrive at it.  She loves helping people and making a difference! We’re headed to Disney to celebrate this momentous occasion for her, more to come on that!  So Morgan, my love, congratulations on your graduation! Can’t wait to celebrate at the “Happiest place on earth” with you!

Our December cover features Midtown Café & Dessertery and one of their favorite holiday desserts!  Who could resist a piece of their delicious red velvet cake?  Certainly not me!  In addition to lots of yummy treats, they are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and offer a large selection of grab & go items and meal deals from their Midtown Market for those nights you want to eat at home.  Be sure to check out all the wonderful holiday happenings in our community from plays to parades, concerts to Christmas for the City and Festive Family Friday at Kaleideum North!

Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah or Kwanzaa, I wish you a warm and joyous season!




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