As I look outside a see through the frosted up windows and smoke rising out of the chimines around the houses down the street. The fresh snow that has fallen and the footprints that mark a path walked. Snowmen embrace each front yard. It’s cold out. Winter has come quickly. As winter approaches I think of CHRISTMAS. The banquets, festivites, concerts, gatherings and the baking that happens this time of year.
I also think of families that have had a difficult year. May it be there health, finances, or relationships that maybe in ruin. They may have even experienced a personal loss. I realise how much…. I am so thankful for and what I take for granted.
We have our health, yes our family maybe further apart but we are good. We are on good terms with each other and I am thankful beyond words for that line of communication. I love my family. I am thankful for technology that makes it possible to stay in touch. Although I do not like to Skype….texting works as well.
As crazy as this may seem, I honestly have anxieties about hearing families that don’t get along. They don’t have gatherings or even get together, let alone grab a coffee together. Even if they do have gatherings…and don’t get along or speak to each other even if they are in the same room. It saddens me because there are so many lonely people out there who would just love a family or to be invited as part of one.
Then I think of failed marriages, that seems to have left some broken. Some are unable to move on or just to know that there self worth has been destroyed. I think how difficult this time of year is. Sad to say… it’s a couples world and often we forget about the widower, single, divorced. It’s time to stop being so selfish and open our doors and stop people from feeling so alone.
Makes me think ….what went wrong? Is it repairable? Where is God in these families? Is it the mentality “fake it till you make it” apply here? Just makes me sad… that not every family will be merry.
For some… they have no one to celebrate the holidays with. It is suppose to be the most wonderful time of the year. For most and I will admit it is the hardest season to bare through. I think for some I know for myself I would like to say, I survive. It is getting better with each passing year but there is an emptiness that no one can fill. It’s kinda like going into survival mode.
As each season comes and goes we some how manage the courage to face another day. As the days, weeks, months and even years start to slip by…. the season starts to become a little easier to bare. Starting with new traditions, inviting different people into our home and lives has been a challenge but also rewarding.
We don’t get the hallmark movie life. We may have tear gerking stories with no resolve..but life goes on. With each foot we place ahead of the next we start a movement. Life will get better than this. We just keep moving forward in perseverance… Life will get Better.