My heart reached out to them understanding some of their grief during this season.
I've had Christmases of just my Momma & me and my Dad no where to be seen.
Christmases so full of fun where all us grandkids got together at Nan's to put up the tree, string popcorn and make homemade cookies.
Christmases of excitement from a new Dad and a Christmas with a new baby brother.
Christmases as a confused teen about life and why my biological Dad was never there during Christmas (or any other time growing up).
I've had a Christmas where I was married just days before and we had nothing but love to live on.
I spent Christmases alone and lonely. Wondering if I would ever truly be loved by another.
Christmases where the loss of a close loved one so dear, so fresh I wondered if my family would survive it.
Christmases of a new love, a new life and of a new home.
A Christmas of learning how to come back Home.
Empty Christmases with no baby to love and share it with in our home.
As my mind swirled with these memories my heart broke, smiled and cried at these thoughts.
My heart and my prayers opened to these people and I found myself walking around walmart praying for these people silently as they passed by.
Lord, please be with them whatever their circumstance or needs. You knew them all before I even asked and I believe on you to help them through this Christmas. Bless them this Christmas and let me or your other children in some way remind them of you and the hope and love you give.This morning I woke to a winter wonderland. It's so beautiful and fresh.
I started the preparing of our Christmas Breakfast Brunch with just my folks and brothers.
I feel blessed and happy this morning for this Christmas to be here.
More than not we get so wrapped up in buying/giving/receiving gifts, fixing candy, preparing food, company, decorating, etc that we have lost the whole meaning of Christmas. While it is a great celebration we so often get lost and forget the true reason of Christmas. As much as I love my family and being with them, that is not the true meaning or rememberance of it. Christ is all of it. To remember Him, to praise Him, to reverance Him, to be thankful to Him.
These are my thoughts for this beautiful Saturday morning. I guess this blanket covering the ground of pure white snow reminds me of how He covers us in many aspects.
Thank You Lord for that miraculous day You came upon this earth as a baby wrapped in swaddling cloth and laid in a manager so meek and humble unlike the true King that you are.
God Bless You All,