I wanted to take a few minutes and wish each of you a Merry Christmas. This holiday season has not been at all what I had planned whether it is in real life or on my website. Sometimes that is the way life works out. If you have struggled this December with a less than magical and at times even sad Christmas season, please know you are not alone.
I realize some bloggers would come on their website and only write happy thoughts even in the midst of difficulties. I cannot do that. I’ve never been that way. I can’t present what would be to me a false reality to my online friends. This has been a long and draining five weeks. To be sure, there has been good along the way. But I’m sad it’s Christmas Eve and I don’t even know where the month went. We’ve missed almost everything Christmas-related and were unable to do many things we wanted to do. We’ve been physically sick and are emotionally drained. It’s been a long month that has passed in a flash, if that makes any sense to anyone else.
But I didn’t want to let this important holiday pass without saying how much I appreciate each one of you and hope you are blessed by the Lord in some real way as we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. I hope even if it has been a difficult season for you as well, you can find joy and hope in the midst of it. Even though it has been a challenge, I am still aware of and thankful for how much the Lord has done for me and my family. I hope you can also say the same. ♥