By Patrick Reynolds
Indianapolis, IN- I love my family. There is nothing like the autumn and winter holidays to create special memories each year.
The cooler, crisp, fall air feels good to breathe in on an October morning. Leaves change color and a glorious canvas of yellow and orange drapes the countryside. Halloween decorations and my daughter’s costume selection add the final splashes of color to the scene.
Then trees empty their cargo onto the grass and await the collecting power of rake owners. Family members and friends call, plan, and gather in late November. Thanksgiving, football, and turkey form the backdrop for more family visits and memories.
December brings colder air. Christmas trimmings fill the areas where Halloween decorations stood just two months prior. Living rooms smell like pine and colorfully wrapped presents pile under the tree. Excitement of children counting down the arrival of Santa Claus exemplifies the fun and magic the season can bring. There is nothing like sharing a child’s Christmas excitement.
As a husband and father, I have learned through my family how truly special these Holidays and time together is. They are treasured memories that I’m blessed to have.
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