With the holidays winding down, now comes the time for reflection of what the holidays meant to me and to us all. Several times, I could not help but reflect on how my husband and I would approach this Christmas knowing Dan, my step son would no longer be on this earth any longer to be a part, in any way, of our Christmas day, or so I thought/felt.
family members we are often too busy, other times of the year, to communicate with, we find time to now. Even if it is simply to jot off a Christmas wish, a phone call, an email, to let them know they are loved, thought of or wished well for the upcoming year.
the holiday season for so many of us. As my son once said, as he grew older, Christmas is just not as much fun once you get past the toy stage. We all go through that period until we realize the true meaning and joy of the season. I tried to capture some of it on the attached video. It is not just about gifts, it is not just about Santa, nor about our family of origin either. The holidays is more about a feeling, an attitude, a rejoicing in what life is suppose to be about, what we make it, what we do for one another, what we celebrate, what we create as home and who we invite into our home. Think about it and make 2013 a year to remember. And to celebrate your home!
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