Being Thankful this Christmas

I know that for some the Christmas season can be one of the hardest. This post isn’t going to be about thrifting per say but it will mention about having a gracious heart.

I have a good family friend who lost their son when he was sixteen almost three years ago. It was a really had hit to the family and the community. He is missed everyday but I can only imagine the hole there is wheb it comes to the holidays now. I just look around my family and just thank God everyday that they are all still here. I have not lost anyone close to me yet and I don’t look forward to when I do but that is not the case for the majority.

My husband, for example, has lost all but one of his grandparents. He did not even get to meet one of his grandmother’s and another was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s when he was just a toddler. So to him, the idea of having lots of family around the Christmas tree opening presents is totally a foreign concept.

Do any of you have a situation where you related to either story? Or do you have a story like mine where you haven’t really been to alot of funerals yet?

All I know is that I want to be thankful for everything and everyone in my life because one day they won’t be and it will be the saddest day in my life. I couldn’t imagine the pain of losing a parent or my sister or any of my grandparents or parents.

My heart goes out to all who have experienced loss this Christmas and to encourage you keep looking up. God loves you now with them no longer with you as much as He did when they were still here. He is still the God of light and love and will be there for you through this season.

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