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Reflecting on Past Christmases--some Joy, some Sadness

Thursday, December 17, 2020

This has been a hard year for families. Ours has been touched by three deaths this year. This most recent (nephew-44) two weeks ago. So, I have reflected on past Christmases. I have a picture of the nieces and nephews in my Mom's small home many years ago. Two of those boys passed this year. Just found out that a friend of ours passed away in October and another one passed this week. This pandemic keeps us from properly saying our good-byes...Though our nephew who passed in February was before the virus pandemic and we were able to meet with family and friends and say our good-byes.

I have heard it said a few times OR more, people are anxiously awaiting the end of this year. No matter what comes, I have decided to rejoice in my Lord for He knows all about our troubles, our heart's desires and our hopes. I find myself saying, "There is only God to talk to about everything that besets me. Also, 'though He slay me, yet will I trust in Him."

I believe this is a season of miracles and He knows we need a few. It is in His hands what He will do. To God be the glory!!!

Merry Christmas to All, and to All a good night! emoticon
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  • HEALTHYGRAMMY13
    I totally understand. I lost my sister last month and she lived out of state so we could not get to the very small service to say goodbye. Instead we had to watch if being streamed. It is so hard, but my faith is helping me get thru this and knowing someday we will meet again.
    Non of us know what lies ahead in a new year, let alone tomorrow. I live for the day in faith and leave it in God’s hands.
    So sorry for your losses this year
    72 days ago
  • FUN2READ
    So very sorry for all your loss. No family should have to go thru any of this. Happy Holidays.
    72 days ago
  • KOFFEENUT
    This season can be especially hard, missing people who've meant so much to us. Times like this I'm so glad I'm a person of faith and have hope beyond whatever troubles this world has. It helps me focus on the wonderful memories I shared with those who are gone, and the knowledge that something better waits for all of us!
    72 days ago
  • LUCYCAN7
    Thanks for posting this Barb and the SG.I lost my DH the 30th
    of October.God will deliver us from this pandemic in his own
    timing!Gods love is what gives me strength to carry on each
    and everyday!Knowing my DH is in a better place also.I have
    to celebrate Christ Birthday!Merry Christmas everyone! emoticon
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    72 days ago
  • RAMONA1954
    I can certainly understand. My brother died in March just as the pandemic was starting. I opted out if services. I had 3 close friends pass away and 2 other friends. Took much death. Faith keeps me going. Im not bothering with Christmas except baking
    72 days ago
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