As you gather with your family and friends to celebrate Christmas, remember that their are many who cannot do the same.
Our military stationed miles and oceans apart.
The tiny baby inside an incubator in the NICU. Those celebrating their 1st (for some even their 2nd) and/or their very last Christmas in the hospital.
Those who won't get to celebrate this year because they've gone home to heaven. The moms & dads who's arms and hearts are aching for the loved one they've had to say goodbye to too soon. The children (no matter how old) who's parents have gone before them.
It's the side of the holidays nobody wants to think about. But for everyone of us who complains or dreads their annoying Aunt Sally, who squeezes their cheeks, etc. there is someone out there who wishes they could trade places with you for just a moment. To be caught in the craziness that happens this time of year.
So please dear friends, I ask of you, take one moment of your day to pray for those who need it most. To my own near and dear friends and family, know that my family and I are thinking of you and praying. May you have just a little bit of peace and a glimmer of hope this holiday season.
To our military who have given up their holidays with their family so I can safely have time with mine. To those in other service industries (doctors,nurses,police AND even those providing "luxuries" to those in "need" aka "keeping the world warm") it's a thankless job sometimes but THANK YOU from the very bottom of my heart for doing what you do.
May each and everyone of our followers have a happy, memorable and safe Christmas.
Happy Birthday to Jesus!