Homemade gifts, finding just the right one for those you love, helping those less fortunate. To me I think everyday should be treated like Christmas. Of course, this time of year is a bit different. This is the season our Savior was born. The season of giving and gratefulness.
Not to be a Debbie downer, but it’s also the time of year that is difficult for many. I’m not sure why, but losing loved ones be it family or friends, seems to happen during this time. I know many who have recently lost, and it breaks my heart for them.
My last grandmother passed away in October, on her 93rd birthday. We drove up to Colorado this past Saturday to gather treasures to bring home. The pieces of her that will keep her close. But it’s so hard.
Here I am a hot mess. Taking one last walk through her house. My husband trying to get me to smile by the word grandma.
I’m thankful for the opportunity. I’m thankful my kids got to see her. I’m thankful she’s resting.
So for those out there who are also struggling during this time, you are not alone. It’s ok to be happy for what you have now, and to mourn the losses you grieve. It’s ok to smile and then cry. Because Jesus understands. God understands. We don’t; and many are so heartbroken they are angry. And it’s ok. Just don’t forget to love on the ones you have. And if you don’t have that family, find one. Find friends to spend this time with. Volunteer at a shelter. But don’t be alone. You are too loved for that.
My last walk through memories…