Girls Write Out
Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Last night I figured out what's so fun about Christmas. When I was a child, it was tearing off the paper of a present and finding the surprise inside. As an adult who gets few, if any, presents at Christmas, the fun is a little different. Instead of presents, what you get is the entertainment value of twenty different personalities from around the country in one living room. And that's never boring.

Everybody is a little odd in his or her own way. We have quirks and peculiarities and differing ideas that make family gatherings extra fun. Add to that the fact that half the group is blood related and the other half is what my family affectionately calls outlaws, and what you have is an unscripted sitcom waiting to happen.

Any time you get a group of people together, there is what Pastor Rick Warren calls an EGR. Extra Grace Required. I know what your doing right now. You're picturing that person from your own family who qualifies as the EGR. Every family has one. And I have it on good authority that if you can't figure out who that special person is . . . it's you.

As for my family, I have a feeling I'm married to the EGR. I guess that makes me Mrs. EGR, and I have a feeling we're raising a whole passel of jr. EGRs, but that's okay. Our family will never be boring. And with the variety of personalities in my extended family, holidays will never be boring either. And that's what makes Christmas so fun.
Denise Hunter  
posted at 10:29 AM  
  Comments (3)
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At 11:28 AM, Blogger Corina Bowen said...

Are we related? :-) I just posted on Diann's about my EGR family! Glad to know ours is not the only one!!

At 1:16 PM, Blogger Rachel Hauck said...

Great post, Denise. But I refuse to believe I have a few quirks. LOL. But, um, er, I know I do.

Happy New Year.

At 11:45 AM, Blogger Robin Caroll said...

Blessings, Denise! And enjoy the family is eat up with 'em! LOL


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Kristin Billerbeck
Kristin Billerbeck is a proud Californian, wife, mother of four, and connoisseur of the irrelevant. She writes Christian Chick Lit; where she finds need for most of the useless facts lulling about in her head.

Colleen Coble

Colleen Coble writes romantic suspense with a strong atmospheric element. A lovable animal of some kind--usually a dog--always populates her novels. She can be bribed with DeBrand mocha truffles.

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Denise Hunter writes women's fiction and love stories with a strong emotional element. Her husband says he provides her with all her romantic material, but Denise insists a good imagination helps too.

Diann Hunt

Diann Hunt writes romantic comedy and humorous women's fiction. She has been happily married forever, loves her family, chocolate, her friends, chocolate, her dog, and well, chocolate.

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Cheryl Hodde writes romantic medical suspense under the pen name of Hannah Alexander, using all the input she can get from her husband, Mel, for the medical expertise. For fun she hikes and reads. Out of guilt, she rescues discarded cats. She and Mel are presently taking orders from four pampered strays.

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