“Making Christmas Memories”

31525_20131219_114652_christmas04I hope everyone had a very nice Christmas. Ours was incredible! We spent Christmas together as family as it should be. We spent the day talking and laughing, sharing stories about our lives and memories of Christmases past. We prayed together, ate together, exchanged gifts and delighted in watching the kids playing together. It was a real madhouse with the grand kids tearing open their gifts, running around and making quite a racket, but then isn’t that what it’s really all about? Isn’t Christmas about family, children, joy and wide-eyed wonder? I think so. Yes it was a truly beautiful Christmas day. 

If you were able to spend the Christmas holiday with family consider yourself among the fortunate’s. We are truly the lucky ones because there are fractured families out there who can’t share a Christmas Eve or Christmas Day together. They are separated from their families For them a big family Christmas dinner is unimaginable. Blame it on Family dynamics. Family dynamics is the way family members relate to one another. Sometimes families simply cant get along with one another. Some long standing feud or grudge keeps them apart. Angry word, hurt feelings, emotional upheaval, it can be just about anything that causes the rift, resulting in major disappointment as some family members go their own way and fail to show up for Christmas or other occasions. Fractured families go through the motions but are inwardly disappointed that brother Bill’s family or maybe Aunt Beverly’s isn’t in attendance. It hurts. It’s like the air has been let out of a beautiful balloon and the happiness, joy and laughter that had once been, has been deflated.

I love my family deeply as I’m sure nearly everyone does, and so very glad that we are able to spend the holidays together. I wouldn’t want it any other way.  A families time together is precious and is treasured forever in our hearts. Life is too damn short to waste away quarreling, arguing or begrudging another family member about this that or the other. It is better spent in meaningful, heartfelt moments filled with joy, laughter and love. It can be beautiful!

Tis’ the season to get over whatever it is that’s causing the problem, pick up the pieces and become a whole family again. It will be worth it. But don’t wait, time’s a’wasting…

Just Saying,

 

JS

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