Christmas Countdown

Do you remember those foam rollers? Did you know you can still get those today? For me, foam rollers and Christmas go together. As a little girl growing up my mom used foam rollers on my hair once a year. Christmas Eve my sister and I would take our baths, and then our mom would systematically place those foam rollers throughout our long brown hair. The “fancy” rollers meant something special was coming. It meant Santa was coming. The excitement would build throughout Christmas Eve and once the rollers went in… it was game time. As the rollers went in my excitement shot up. Through the night I barely slept—mostly, from the anticipation of Christmas day, but hugely due to the rollers. Those darn foamy plastic snapped curlers were so uncomfortable. No matter where I laid my head I just could not get comfortable.

After a long night of tossing and turning Christmas morning would finally shine through with the sun—yes, sun—I grew up in Southern California. The presents got opened, the curlers came out, and then we’d spend the day and into the night feasting. Being Italian the food was always the main event. We ate until we could eat no more—literally.

Christmas is very different for me as an adult. For one thing, I will not be putting rollers in my hair before going to bed on Christmas Eve. Thank goodness! But the main event is the birth of a baby who would change my life, and hopefully yours too.

“The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.”

John 1:14

Because of what God did for us, we have much to celebrate and be thankful for.

And I have something else to celebrate at this time as well…

I’m excited to share it with you…

Today, I feel like the rollers just went in. I’ve grappled, tossed, rolled, anticipated, and cheered because my book is now available on pre-order. Yes! From Me to We: A Premarital Guide For the Bride- and Groom- to- Be is now available online at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Target, and

What are your rollers this Christmas? What are you most excited about? Take every opportunity to cherish family and celebrate the birth of Jesus.

Blessings to you, my friend!




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