it’s okay not to be merry this Christmas

Everyone around us is happy.

Carefree and all into the Christmas season.

Not us.

We lost our  grandfather, father, friend less than two weeks ago.

No. I don’t want to say “Merry Christmas ”

And I don’t want to buy you a gift.

Our tree is up because the boys asked for it.

I sound like the Grinch now huh.

The beauty in darkness is that the light will always find a way to break though.

Even though our hearts are heavy, pain is constant, God remains the same.

Wow. I’m so thankful for that.

My husband and I may not see it now, but his plan is perfect, perfectly set for our good.

Romans 8:28

I don’t want to steal your joy.

Enjoy this season.


Enjoy moments.

That’s what he would want.

( my father in law )


Buy gifts.

Too many gifts.

Tell those closest how much you care.

Hey how about this crazy thought,

focus more on Christ and what he did on the cross than that old fat man with the white beard ?( Santa )

Life is too short,

ten Christmases from now no one will remember the gift,

but they will remember the people,

the moments, how they were made to feel.

Every single day we wake up is God’s grace in our lives,

and we ought never take that for granted. ❤

Especially my family this year.

So yes there are gifts under the tree,

yes I will enjoy seeing the pure joy in my children’s eyes as they open up their presents,

See I am not a Grinch after all….


One thought on “it’s okay not to be merry this Christmas

  1. This is so true, it’s the family and the people you spend time with, that’s all that really matters! Love you all so very much!! Remember we are all here for you, if you need anything!❤️😘

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