This year, like all those since the loss of our son, Kevin in 2002 (and now my little brother, Russ in 2019) was no exception in that though I was busy and happy preparing for Christmas, sorrow accompanied me from time to time, and I was reminded that it will most likely be a familiar part of Christmases yet to come.
As always, the Lord was faithful to minister His comfort and hope to me, as I found myself recalling Christmases past, when our young family was all together and the house and our hearts burst with fun, and the magic of Christmas. Though we had faced some significant trials and challenges throughout the years, there was never any thought of how things might change, and how our Christmas joy might be challenged and even tested.
This Christmas, like all Christmases, was filled with great joy and celebration. Traditions were kept, new memories were made with my husband, sons and their wives, grandchildren, great grandsons, friends and neighbors . . . life goes on, the joys and celebration of Christmas have not ended, because Jesus is at the heart and soul of the Green family Christmases.
Today is the day after Christmas - the day when I don't get out of my pajamas, put on make-up or do much of anything other than resting, reflecting and re-booting for the New Year soon to be. I came across this song today on Facebook, and knowing where my son is and who he is with certainly brings "tidings of great joy" to my mother's heart. I share it with the hope that this song will resonate true in someone else's heart, too!
"The Sweetest Gift" by the Piano Guys . . https://youtu.be/0yFXfAGl17M
With Love, Compassion and Hope,
Angie "a mom like you"