On this most joyous of mornings, I find myself a bit melancholy as I navigate through my first Christmas without Mom at the dinner table and sitting by the tree with a mound of gifts and torn wrapping around her. I understand that is to be expected and I did indulged myself in a good cry before church to give a proper amount of acknowledgement to my pain and honor the grief I still feel each and every day – burying it or trying to ignore it is not being fair to myself. But, I also am choosing to not dwell on what is missing this Christmas – and in life, in general. Instead, I am choosing to focus on the many blessings in my life and on my wonderful memories and on the love and joy that fills my heart.
So, with that said……I wish you all a joyous celebration of Christmas!
And, now, for the next set of Daily Photos taken on December 23-25:
“Frosty Schwarzenegger’s Hat”
“Merry Christmas Eve”
“For Unto Us A Child Is Born”