I have had a lot of time to think about Christmas. I have learned that Christmas is not about the gifts, toys, decorations or money we spend but about the birth of Christ. We all have lost a loved one but we also have a reason to celebrate the birth of a child if we for one minute put our grief aside and remember the true meaning of Chirstmas.
I am having a really hard time with Mr. God right now but I do know that Christmas is and should be celebrating the birth of Christ not for grieving for what we don’t have but what we do have, our children, farmily be them immediate or extended and our friends. Our loved one is gone but we are still here to carry one. Christmas is about Christ and sharing.
Many of you have lost a loved one on Christmas Day but we don’t decide when he calls them home. We need to really think about the true meaning of Chirstmas and what it means for each of us. I lost my husband on November 1st of 2011 but to me and I will choose to celebrate the birth of Christ and know that he is with me in this journey even though I have my doubts about him some times.
Mr. God is by my side in his own way and that is all I need to know. I am thankful that he gave me 25 plus yeas with my husband, but that he also gives me this time to stop and reflect on the true meaning of Christmas and the time Jim and I had together. I always wondered how my grandmother handled Christmas after she lost her husband and we were grown and gone, but tonight I think I understand a samll part of it. I know I will never understand it all but I do know this, that I am surrounded by friends and extended family that love me for me and that is all that really matters.
Just my thoughts on Christmas and what the true meaning is. Wishing you all Peace and Hope in the coming year.
God Bless us one and all.