Christmas, the Most Beautiful and Painful Time of the Year

Christmas The Most Beautiful and Painful Time of the Year - Anchor Of Promise

 

You love Christmas.  You sing and reminisce through the songs, enjoy the smell of baked goodies in the oven and having a hot drink. You are snuggled in your comfy chair, relaxed for the movie of White Christmas.  You look over at the decorated Christmas tree and presents all prepared under the tree. Time to close your eyes and giggle over the funny stories and memories of Christmas past. Nope, there are no broken family members in your household.  

The problem is, it’s all in your head.   Continue reading

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree

 

O Christmas Tree O Christmas Tree - Anchor Of Promise

As you probably noticed, I haven’t been around much.  You see, life takes a lot of twists and turns as a parent and as a person.  Since July, I have taken on a full time job along with some new teen challenges to deal with and changes in my personal life.  

With busyness, chaos, and craziness, I had wondered on whether or not to even celebrate Christmas.  I was tired, weary, and lacked a lot of joy.  

I told my husband, “No Christmas tree this year.  I don’t have it in me to celebrate.”  Several days later I went back to my husband and said, “I changed my mind.  Get a Christmas tree!”   Continue reading