11 December 2008
jolly.... or not
It's the most wonderful time of the year.... or so they say. We're supposed to be happy, merrily singing carols and decking the halls.
We buy presents, trim the tree, light the candles and open the advent calendar. Yes, we do have fun.
But we all know that it is also the most difficult time of the year. We're missing those dear ones who have departed, and oh how we wish, just wish, that we could be together again.
We miss those who are far away, whom we may not see until goodness knows when. How we wish we could be there, with them, right now.
What we crave is not a lavish party nor an expensive gift. We want the void to be filled and the tears to dry. When that's not possible and the heart still aches, give us peace and comfort so we can go on.
Then, one day at a time, we will make this into a season to remember, another memory to cherish. We will have ourselves a merry little Christmas.