My heart breaks for all the young children especially this year, some may be missing a parent, aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents whether they were taken from them too early, whatever reason, or they just can’t be part of the holidays this year due to the pandemic.
It will be hard for them in a year that has already proven to be oh so hard.
I wish it could be different – but here we are hopefully making the best of what is, as well as being mindful of taking time to care for our needs and reaching out when we need someone to help, to make a difference.
For some adults and children, the memories they have of this year and of this Christmas will stay with them throughout their lives. Hard memories. Agonizingly sad memories. Memories they wish wouldn’t make their presence known to them in their body long before their conscious recollection that it’s that time of year, again. The presence of a memory that never stops being there, unconscious, unbidden, unwanted, yet also wanted, because to not want that memory means you’ve gotten over that loss of someone dear, that you’ve moved on.
I’m hoping it will be different type of Christmas next year and that this year just becomes a distant memory for many. I hope people have reason to celebrate this year while looking forward to a return to a new normal. Be kind to others when you can, remember to be kind to yourself and keep filling yourself up every chance you get because you matter.
I wish all of you Peace this Christmas Season and thank you for sticking around and being a community.