Moving Forward

couple chilling under blooming sakura trees near river channel

Maybe I should title this Coming Out On the Other Side since I’m writing this on the other side of Christmas.

We did survive. I didn’t get everything done for THE Day, and I think I know why someone wrote the song “Twelve Days of Christmas”. I know what they say was the real motive and meaning behind the song and words, but I just don’t know. It will probably take me twelve more days…

I never get everything done and this year I believe if I keep working I can give the things I didn’t get finished for Christmas for somewhere like New Year’s eve—eight days after Christmas.

As is normal, today being the day after the big event I feel a bit blah. It’s blah with a touch of relief and happiness. We had a nice meal, our family made it over. Nothing really fancy just a few presents and an enjoyable time together.

We didn’t do anything special for New Year last year especially since I was still very sick. This year we are talking of having games and finger food and singing Auld Lang Syn. Composed of the same suspects.

Holidays always throw me off balance. Here it is Saturday night and tomorrow will be Sunday, yet it seems like yesterday was Sunday.

I’m making up a list for things I would like to see for next year. On the top of the list would be no more COVID. Second would be for our president to be confirmed for four more years. The violence that has been occurring throughout our nation to cease.

I would like to see people stepping back and learning lessons from what they have experienced this year. Things like, families are important, children aren’t a burden they are a most important part of our life. I of course write that with a caveat. God is the most important element in life, in marriage, our spouse is next to God, but God gives us children to love and raise, to guide and protect.

As we come to the end of this year, no matter what our struggles have been we need to slow down and look carefully where life is leading.

Luke 1:

37  For with God nothing shall be impossible.

38  And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her.

39  And Mary arose in those days, and went into the hill country with haste, into a city of Juda;

40  And entered into the house of Zacharias, and saluted Elisabeth.

41  And it came to pass, that, when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost:

42  And she spake out with a loud voice, and said, Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb.

43  And whence is this to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?

44  For, lo, as soon as the voice of thy salutation sounded in mine ears, the babe leaped in my womb for joy.

45  And blessed is she that believed: for there shall be a performance of those things which were told her from the Lord.