Luke 2:11 – Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.
With Christmas just around the corner, I have some good memories, but more bad memories.
Not everyone looks forward to Christmas.
Mine was filled with a drunk father and the sound of painful cries from my mother.
It was very difficult times, because though my father would act cruelly, but he always provided for us materially.
We never had to worry if we’d have food to eat.
We never had to worry if we’d have a roof over our heads.
But I truly wish there had been more love in our home. So, my goal is to encourage others and pray for them to be able to look forward to Christmas. We must look at our current “happy” memories that are being made.
In their article on yourrealdreams.com, “How to Have a Christmas that works for you in spite of all the mayhem, drama and tragic memories,” has some ideas to help you cope during Christmas time. One idea is it’s not my job to fix others, I can accept people as is, where is, right now. In addition, it’s okay if others get angry, and it’s okay to say no. Read the rest of the suggestions on the link above.
Remember if you don’t have a lot of happy memories, take time this year to make happy memories with your family and friends and respect their boundaries. And as the Bible verse above says, let’s give God thanks for sending his Child to us and that we are protected in His love. Also, if you find yourself on a bed of pain this Christmas you’re not alone.
Merry Christmas and many blessings for the New Year!
Karen Dalske is a freelance writer, public speaker, is active in her church and writes her blogs out of her own experiences of pain, illness and loss.