This weekend was the Christmas time at Judson. Every year we take this time to honor or Christmas traditions. Of course there is a secret one, but there are others that I can actually tell you about.
The first one is Christmas tea! At the beginning of this week, the Social Committee started decorating for this event. I was an active member of this committee last year. I did help this year, even though I wasn't a member. I guess you can say that I wanted to make my last mark. We decorated the parlors and foyer with lovely Christmas trees, ribbon, garland, and lights. It is a lot of fun, because it is another chance for us to demonstrate or sisterhood, by working together to make it beautiful.
Christmas tea was on Saturday afternoon. Many of the prospective students and their families come to this event to meet the college president, Dr. Potts and enjoy the festivities. It is a rather joyous occasion. I had the privilege of standing with Dr. and Mrs. Potts, last year, in the greeting line. My job was to be the first to welcome our guests to Christmas tea. It was an honor!
There was one more tradition that took place, later Saturday night. This event was Vespers. Everyone comes to sing and listen to the choir, Faith, and Judson ringers perform Christmas songs. I love this tradition, because there are some traditional and some non-traditional songs. I really enjoyed Vespers, this year. Dr. Judy Ransom is doing a great job with the music department. Their hard work was evident in their amazing Vespers performance. There is something about Christmas songs that warm the heart. This time was very special, for me, because it was my last one. It was refreshing, as always, to hear Dr. Potts speak. He always gives us words of encouragement, no matter what he speaks about. My hopes are that you have a chance to witness this wonderful tradition. Remember, that this is the season of love. Love God, each other, and yourself!