“Deck the halls with boughs of holly! Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la…”
Normally, having to slide back into the swing of school after a luxurious break away from homework is a struggle no student looks forward to. But me? I was ready — ready to see those boughs decked out in holly!
My decked-out week began with a sweet surprise. My fiancée invited me to go to chapel with him on Monday, even though I’ve already fulfilled my credits for the semester. He insisted that this would be an especially “great one.” Boy am I glad that I went!
Chapel on Monday was unique and beautiful in a way I had yet to experience. It was essentially a combination of Christmas-related musical acts, performed by students and staff alike. Rosy cheeks, bright eyes, and warm smiles filled the room – Christmas spirits were high as our brothers and sisters in Christ shared the extraordinary talents they’ve been given.
To continue in celebration, Wednesday’s chapel was a magnificent show put on by CBU’s choir and orchestra! What a treat that was! And for the cherry on top, Conferences and Events spent a morning setting up for CBU’s annual Christmas party taking place Thursday evening. Sledding, ice skating, classic Christmas tunes, and joy all included!
As much as I look forward to these two weeks being over, so that I can go home and enjoy a long stretch of quality time with my family, I will be sorry to say goodbye to the holiday cheer that envelops this place each winter.