Lindy’s Blog: Where Mom is Always Right

December 24, 2008

Merry merry Christmas, everyone!

Filed under: Family — by lindyborer @ 8:00 am
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dsc04523-2Today is the first day of a series of many busy days.  But I love this day.  It’s full of last-minute preparations and excitement.  I have to cook some things for various Christmas celebrations, held this evening and tomorrow.  And tonight I get to sing in the choir at midnight mass. 

I fell in love with Christmas Eve midnight mass after I became Catholic.  It’s really awesome.  No other word to describe it.  I will say it for the Church; there’s nothing like the preparation and anticipation of Advent and Lent to really make Christmas and Easter especially celebratory.  I love going and taking part in the classic Christmas hymns and I love the beautifully decorated church.  But, the best part of mass—any mass—is the Eucharist.  There’s nothing quite like receiving Jesus directly.  And thus, mass never falls short.  How could it?  So what if the choir hits a sour note?  Or the organ sticks because of the cold?   That’s only one of many reasons I love being Catholic:  Going to church is never about “the show up front.”  Not even close. 

So, a tradition has begun to develop in the Borer family, of me singing at midnight mass while David is at home with the sleeping kids.  And then, on this very magical night, I drive home afterward to “wait” for St. Nicholas, and make sure he stops by our house.  Of course, that’s roughly 19 hours from now, and I’ll be beat, but what a fantastic exhaustion.

Last night at choir practice, St. Nicholas himself showed up to hand out Manheim Steamroller Christmas cds to all the members.  And no one could figure out who St. Nick was.  I still don’t know.  Perhaps it was really him?

So, after celebrating here, we’re heading to my parents’ house, and I have the feeling that I won’t be writing for a few days.   Everyone have a very Merry Christmas, and don’t drink too much eggnog.



  1. A very Merry Christmas to you Lindy!! I agree. If people never encounter a loving Catholic how will they ever know? Words are not always necessary are they? Silence does speak volumes at times. In reflection–whoa where do I fall short?! I joined the church only nine years ago. The Eucharist–yes that is what it is always about. I notice it especially in non Catholic funerals and weddings. It’s always about the people but at a Catholic wedding or funeral–it’s about the person or couple but then, back to our eyes on Christ.
    Thank-you for a beautiful post.

    Comment by Jill — December 24, 2008 @ 12:09 pm |Reply

  2. […] same at our new Parish so we shall see! I was reading one of my favorites; Lindy’s Blog. Her latest blog for today was about Christmas and mass… I love how she put it: “… But, the best […]

    Pingback by Happy Birthday… « An said what? A day in the life of An Huynh… — December 24, 2008 @ 1:52 pm |Reply

  3. Mary Christ Mass…3 things I love about being Catholic! The best IS receiving Jesus. Thanks be to God for this unspeakable gift!

    Comment by Dee — December 24, 2008 @ 6:31 pm |Reply

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