Is Christmas the happiest time of the year? No, it’s even better than that. Christ’s coming provides the very possibility of joy year-round.
I was proud of my initial reaction. I don’t think I hesitated more than few seconds before I asked the surgeon, “What do we need to do?” in a tone that implied – I’m ready, let’s get busy. And the bravado lasted all the way through the end-of-the-season soccer party I was hosting later that evening.
That’s when the mental assault began.