It is that time of the year again and I will tell you that I am so thrilled to be a part of this amazing hop. Of course I need to offer my thanks to The Mommy Island, and The Kids Did It for hosting this hop. Since the holiday is quickly approaching I thought I would do something a little here.
This year we are doing things a little differently but to me this particular holiday season is much more important. With everything that is going on in the world it is so important to me that I make sure my family knows how much we have to be thankful for.
There are so many people going through this holiday season after having lost someone they love. Some are going through while in the hospital. I have been there in both of those places. Not during a pandemic but I know how difficult it is that first holiday after you lose someone as well as how it is to be sick during the holidays.
I won’t give the same old things that you have heard a dozen times at this point. It’s difficult and even that is putting it lightly. That first Christmas after my dad passed away my younger brother and I spent it together while our mother spent it at the cemetery. She refused to spend it without him and sat there from the time it opened until it closed that day. It will get better even if it doesn’t feel as though it will.
If this year you need to not decorate or celebrate then don’t. It won’t be the end of the world. Remember you aren’t alone, the entire world is with you. We all feel your pain and I for one can say you are in my prayers. My sister in-law sent me an article about the Christmas Star this year and if you can, go out and see it. Some people believe this phenomenon could be the one the magi saw that led them to the baby Jesus. I don’t know but I like the idea of that and the hope it brings.
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