It’s 3 days before Christmas and I don’t know why, but one of my regrets this year was failing to write and distribute the girls’ birthday newsletters to family and godparents. It’s become a tradition for us to do this each year, updating our family and friends of their milestones, funny quirks, achievements, favorite things, etc.
I don’t know exactly why I have this small regret because I’m sure if I really thought hard enough, bigger things would surface, like more important things like relationship mistakes, and not just within the spousal relationship. I mean, with friends, family, kids, etc. I guess it’s because time is a thief and continues to show me its fastidious hold on everything I love. So I try to stretch those moments is such conscious ways.
Nevertheless, our family just wanted to say Merry Christmas and if we don’t get to it, Happy New Year! Thank you always for being a part of our lives, no matter how minute the interactions.
We are praying for peace for your lives, hope, and love. Taking into account so much of what has happened this year, and what continues to happen in our world, and personal lives, I’m hoping for a greater perspective, understanding, forgiveness, allowance, and love. We sometimes wish for love and peace on earth but fail to practice it within the smaller diameters in our lives. So, as imperfect as I am, it’s a struggle I hope to endeavor in. Here’s to being the joy you wish to see in the world. Here’s to really putting Christ in Christmas and bringing Christmas in the whole year.