Merry Christmas, loves!!! Today’s post is going to be short and sweet because as you’re reading this, I’m with my mom, brother and family making memories. Can you believe that the holiday season is almost over? Thanksgiving and Christmas is my favorite time of the year. I just love the season of love and giving so, so much. To me, there’s just something about seeing the looks on people’s faces as they open their gifts. Maybe that’s why I love just because gifts too.
However, I’m also aware and know that the holidays aren’t always cheerful for everyone.
For some, it brings back memories of brokenness, loss and loneliness. For others, they’re spending their time in a hospital whether they’re the one who’s ill or a family member of the patient.
For me personally, this last three holiday seasons haven’t been the most cheerful. One of my best memories was my family merging with my best friend’s family on Christmas Eve. My best friend and I would swap moms to get very last minute things done. When I say last minute, I mean the day of Christmas Eve, haha! After we ate and opened presents, we’d play games, laugh, share jokes and just enjoyed being in each other’s company.
Now that my bff’s mom (I refer her to mom #2 because that’s what she called herself to me) is gone, the holidays aren’t the same. My mom misses her best friend so much. I miss mom #2 so much. Her fun spirit is what made the holidays just that: cheerful.
I’ve noticed that a lot of my friends are going through things like this during the holidays. Some are dealing with health issues too. Whatever it is, please reach out to someone who’s hurting and let them know you’re thinking of them. You may not feel it’ll do much, but just you taking time out of your busy holiday schedule to reach out does mean something to somebody out there. They’ll smile knowing someone cares, even if it’s for a moment in time.
As we close out the year with our loved ones, I just wanted to thank you for following along. Every comment, like, follow and message I’ve received during 2017 is not taken lightly. I’m so thankful for each and every one of you. Your support means the world. Stay tuned because tomorrow, I have a post going live about the biggest lessons I’ve learned this year!
And don’t worry, I’m not blogging while I’m with family. Just getting ahead and scheduling these posts in advance! ::wink wink::
Wishing you and your loved ones the happiest and safest of holidays and a very Merry Christmas!
May your tummies be full of yummy food and your shopping bags full of great weekend sale finds! xo