As I sit at our daughter’s dining table with my coffee this morning I reflected on the love and joy in my life….even though I do quite a bit of whining about it.
There are many individuals and families who will not be having a very good Christmas this year.
Our military personnel will be off in far flung places doing their duties. Christmas Day will be in unfamiliar locations without the sights and sounds of home. The military families will be missing their loved one as the tree and decorations twinkle brightly through the windows.
Someone will have recently lost a loved one. This will be the first Christmas without a much loved husband, wife, or child.
There are wives and husbands facing this Christmas Day without their spouse. The loss may be a couple years or many years. The ache and loneliness doesn’t change.
These families need to be remembered in our thoughts and prayers as we celebrate this special holiday with our friends and family.
Merry Christmas to each and everyone. May your heart and faith be refreshed in this remembrance of Jesus’ birth. May you take delight in your traditions of this holiday and know that you are loved by family and friends.