Amy Grant sings a song that declares that This Is A Christmas to Remember!
And I just couldn’t agree more!
It was just a great holiday season.
Starting with Thanksgiving.
Then there was Our 12-13-14 15th Anniversary Wedding on the Sand.
After that was our Mount Dora Stroll thru the Lights.
There was our Weekend in Savannah right before Christmas.
And then of course—six homes visited in less than 24 hours at Christmas!
It was definitely A Christmas To Remember!
All of it—Fantastic and Memorable!
It almost made me wonder—in the back of my head—is it so perfect this year…for a reason?
Maybe I am supposed to stop and take this all in—all of the joy and love and peace and happiness.
Because there may be a time coming when we really will cherish our Christmas to Remember!
We just don’t know—
Life—at least MY life—has a way of turning on a dime!
All of this joy—could be gone—and suddenly, all that I love and hold dear is no longer available. To me.
But I know—He who wakes me up each and every day also holds my future in His hands…
And I continue to TRUST—even IF next Christmas is NOT like this one—
Jesus is STILL my Reason for the Season!
I will need you to remind me of that NEXT year please—just in case—I am enduring a painful period.
You can’t say “that will never happen to me!”
Because the Word says that it “rains on the just and the unjust!” Matthew 5:45.
My friend Derrick is enduring the hardest Christmas of his life—without his beloved Sandy.
My relative is enduring the hardest Christmas of her life—without her beloved Aunt.
You see—none of us are insulated or exempt from the harshness of life—and next year?
It could be me.
It could be you.
So… no matter what we will face one year from today—
Take a moment…
Breathe it all in…
Cherish the life experienced…
Revel in the memories made…
Hold on to the pictures taken—in your mind and on your lens.
All of it—just may be…
Preparation for comfort and solace being stored up…for a different kind of…
A Christmas to Remember!
Maybe you should stop—just for a moment—and take stock of the wonderful life you have…
All that is good in your life, all that makes you feel loved and blessed and treasured…
And Thank GOD for your wonderful life!
Because—next year—only God knows—what lies in store.
But for this moment—I rejoice in the “most wonderful time of the year” Bella and I had—
The priceless memories made, the life shared, the joy expressed, the peace felt—
All of it…
Thank you for being part of our…
Christmas To Remember!