Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Christmas Without A Loved One

A Season Of Festivities

Christmas…we call it the most wonderful time of the year. We fanaticize about making it perfect and we work hard to make sure our homes are just so for family and friends who come to share in the festivities. We bake cookies and shop until we drop to find the perfect Christmas gifts for friends and family. We sing Christmas carols and attend various events. We end this crazy, yet fun season by ringing in a new year with our fingers crossed in hopes for a good year-to-come.  

Remembering Those Who Are Alone

Often times we are so focused on making our Christmas fun and memorable that we forget there are hurting people who are not having a great Christmas season. Brittany Styron’s blog post found at entitled For The Broken This Christmas inspired me to remember those special people who might need to have a little extra TLC this Christmas. There are many who have lost a spouse. I know three: Bertha Tate, my mother-in-law, Carol Syfert, my dear sweet friend who is like a sister to me, and my son and daughter-in-law’s neighbor, Angie. What a difficult time of the year to go through without your spouse or other loved one. Lord, touch these precious women and all others who have lost a spouse or other family member recently. Stay close to them and comfort their aching hearts. There are people who are all-alone and have no family near them. And…what about the homeless, those in nursing facilities or the hospital? Say a special prayer for these people and if at all possible, visit someone who might need to know that another person in the world actually cares what they are going through.

How are you making a difference this Christmas season? I would love to hear!

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