Christmas of Another Kind
It's Christmas Eve day and I am remembering Christmas' past, Christmas' of another kind.
I think it is of utmost importance that we try to keep our focus on the Reason for this season, but we have wrapped so much emotion and hype into the holiday that it's impossible to keep them separate.
While many of you will spend this evening and tomorrow enjoying family, friends, and feasts, it will not be that way for everyone. Some are grieving the loss of a loved one and trying to get through a first Christmas with out them; some have financial struggles such that there are no gifts under the tree, perhaps there is no tree at all; some are wrapped in clouds of depression and are just holding on until the season passes.
So if you are one of the blessed ones this year, I ask that you remember those who do not count themselves as one of you this year, and do what you can to help who you can and where you can.