It’s 5:24am on Christmas morning. We’ve put the final touches on Christmas and now Donnie and I just wait until the kid’s wake up. This is how Christmas works when Mom and Dad wake up before 5am on a normal morning.
I’m taking this quiet time to think of all of my friends who have lost loved ones this year. I have three friends who lost their Moms in 2013 and I’m trying my best to send them warmth this Christmas morning to try to dull the ache of loss that will outline the day for them. If you know anyone who lost someone close this year, maybe you can join me. The holidays are hard for anyone who has lost someone, but if you’ve lost a parent, the first Christmas without them feels incredibly off. If you’re one of those people who lost someone dear to them this year, and you have to reshape your Christmas without them, please know you are in my thoughts today. I am thinking of you now, before the chaos of the day hits my home, and remembering my first Christmas without my Dad. I’m trying to share with you some of the peace I’ve earned in the 5 years since, in hopes that it will soften the pain you will feel today.
Peace and Love to all of you today, but especially to those of you who have to smile through the sadness. You are in my heart.