It seems Christmas comes more rapidly ever year. Why is that? Because things are more essential to me as I get older? Do I find more happiness in everything I do? My family is so important to me? Could it be all of the above? The answer is, yes, yes and yes.
Getting older makes me recognize that I may not have the time to make a difference in someone else’s life. I gave each of my Grandchildren an item with this saying on it: “I can’t promise that I will be here for the rest of your life, but I can promise I will Love you for the rest of mine”. The days turn into years so rapidly. My Grandchildren are becoming their own unique person, each of them. I love who they are becoming.
It is not hard for me to have a good day. I can usually come up with a way to try and make my day very pleasant. It can be spending time with Grandchildren, family, friends, doing something at church or doing something for someone. The schedule can hold wrestling matches, basketball games, dance recitals, school programs.
At the present time I am spending some time with my siblings. Our father is in hospice care at his home and we are doing our very best to make each day as pleasant as we can for him. As we each have our own families, it is harder to spend time together. We are getting some reminiscing done and it is fun to talk about some remembered events. We recently had our family Christmas and our dad couldn’t be with us. Each member of the family makes visits to his home when they can.
For our Christmas Eve, I and my husband enjoyed the most wonderful time. It started with evening Church, supper with those available to join us at our daughters’ home, Christmas light viewing and games. It was a magnificent time and elegantly completed. Christmas day our entire family joined us, at our home, for food, games and gifts. The night ended with a sky lantern being lifted off in honor of dad. Now our concerns turn to 2013. May you each find Joy and Peace in the New Year.
We want to Wish Blessings to you all.