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The Season:Its Essence & Me featuring Theresa A. Campbell

Hey…14 more days until Christmas!!! Are you ready? Well let me tell you a secret, I haven’t bought even wrapping paper…work is crazy and I have writing deadlines…BUT yep there is a BUT, come Christmas day,my family would be happy. I’m not stressing mama going to work it out somehow.

I hope you have been enjoying my friends. Well today allow me to introduce Theresa A. Campbell. I’ve met so many kind, fabulous people on my journey and she is one of them…enjoy

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Many Moons Ago, December 24th, Clarendon, Jamaica, West Indies

As I stood in front of the small dresser mirror that night, applying a final touch to my

hair, tweaking the front a little to one side, and fluffing up the top for a higher puff, there was a wide grin on my face. My heart danced happily in my chest in anticipation. It was Grand Market night!

Finally finished dressing, I gave myself another quick rundown from head to toe– from the short, greasy, Jheri Curl hair with faded sides, to the Vaseline shiny lips. Next was the bright,“shocking” color orange and black pants suit that I picked up from the seamstress that evening: a short-sleeved top, with the matching pants that were small at the waist, flared out at the hip and small at the ankle. The look was complete with my black patent shoes. I was ready to hit the road, and I dare anyone to tell me I wasn’t the bomb! LOL.

Moments later I arrived in the Square and connected with my friends. It was time to get the Christmas celebration started! Young and old, man and woman, boys and girls, there were people everywhere. Booming Reggae music bellowed from big speaker boxes as merry hips, waists and feet moved to the beat. Loud laughter and animated chatter permeated the air. Our noses were tickled by the sweet smelling aroma from the well seasoned jerk chicken in the large pans with thick puffs of smoke, the mannish water (goat head) soup, roasted and boiled corns, and other delicious Jamaican food. It was a very festive night with all neighboring communities coming together to have a good time.

The next day was Christmas Day. It was quiet and relaxing in comparison to the night before, with soothing Christmas carols playing on the radio, and our grandfather reminding my brother, cousin and me of the true meaning of the day; it was Jesus’ birthday.

So even though it has been a long since I celebrated Christmas in Jamaica, I still reminisce on some of those happy memories from my childhood as I now create new ones filled with love, joy and laughter with my loved ones. But most importantly I never forget the reason for the season: Our Lord was born! Joy to the world indeed!

Wishing you and yours a Happy Holiday,

Theresa A. Campbell

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Until next week where I bring you another author friend…have a good one. Remember, comment and you win an ebook. Winner will be chosen 12/18 @5pm EST

Be blessed

Unoma

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The Season:Its Essence & Me Featuring Nigeria Lockley

Hey there! I hope you are enjoying getting to know my friends. I’m having a wonderful time reading their stories and introducing them to you. Now this next author needs no introduction if you follow me on any network. If you don’t then I will tell you who she is…She is none other than my sissy and bestie, souls sister Nigeria Lockley.  Now let me step aside so you’ll get to know her too…

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The Season by Nigeria Lockley

Christmas for me is synonymous with truth. As Christians many of us celebrate Christmas to commemorate the birth of our Lord. With His birth, through his life and in His word we find the essence of truth. The Christmas season used to just mean gifts to me as the baby of the family until I was in the fourth grade. For homework my class we was asked to prepare a list of gifts we wanted because we were going to see Santa. That night I sat down my dining room table and scribbled pages upon pages until my mother asked me, “Nig, what are you doing?” I explained the assignment to her and then she explained something to me.

“Listen here girl, ain’t no fat white man bringing you nothing. I’m going to get you what you want. I bust my behind every day to get you what you want and what you need not a fat white man,” she said before walking away from me.

It may seem like that was a tough talk to have with a nine year old (she was a tough talker), but everything she said was true. I learned then to appreciate what I received a little bit more and I know now that the subtext of her words is what this season is about. The Christmas season is about recognizing the sacrifice that has been made by God himself to give us each what we need (salvation) and the desires of our heart “not no fat white man”. As our nation seems to spiral deeper into the abyss of consumerism I am forever grateful that she taught me this truth so long ago.

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Unoma