Tis the Season

Dad just before he passed away.So, here it is the season of giving and sharing.  So far I have decided getting and sharing the flu might be the bestest gift of all.  Seriously, I have been down with the stomach flu for a couple of days, however, so far no one has recieved this gift from me.  It’s nasty. 

On a lighter note, we had an early Christmas with my sister because they are leaving to go to Indiana to spend the holidays with my brother.  It’s going to be an odd christmas for sure, but I am determined to make it as joyful as possible.  The time at my sis’ was really fun.  We shared a lot of strange but wonderful gifts, ate good food and laughed a lot.  It made me realize how really lucky I am to have family, as quirky and strange as it is, it is a gift.  And one way or another as we get older we are all learning  how to manage our lives and deal with what the realities of life in this world are.  There are so many out there who are helpless and lonely and alone.  Even in our own families we can feel alone and lonely.  Finding ways to give joy and meaning to this season through the hurt and pain in life is a diffuculty that many of us have to bear.  But the true joy of the season comes from the realization that no matter where we are in life, Jesus is there to meet us in that place, in that moment to hold us, comfort us and ease that pain.  He is the joy of this season, and his gift to us was the ultimate Christmas present.  Hold on to each other, hold on to his  hand and keep the joy of Christmas in your heart!

2 thoughts on “Tis the Season

  1. nathalieselleslags says:

    Lori, thank you for your kind words. Life is certainly so mysterious, painful and beautiful. I am slowly learning not to take for granted all the many blessings I have in my life. We often get so wrapped up in the small things that we don’t appreciate all the wonderful miracles that are in front of us each moment of our lives.

    Have a wonderful Christmas with family, friends and loved ones. Always know that you are not alone. God is in everything and we have so much to be thankful for. All the pain in our lives helps us grow. I wish you much health, peace and love.

    Merry Christmas and Frohliche Weihnachten!

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