Christmas Time In The Year 2020

24 Dec

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.




Posted by on December 24, 2020 in Adoption


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5 responses to “Christmas Time In The Year 2020

  1. Phil

    December 25, 2020 at 12:11 am

    Lovely and authentic words for us who know. Blessings All

    Liked by 3 people

  2. cb

    December 25, 2020 at 12:32 am

    I wish you a lovely Christmas Day as well.

    Liked by 3 people

  3. beth62

    December 25, 2020 at 5:44 am

    Hopes for a peaceful Christmas to you, too. And many more, even if they have to be like this one 🙂

    Liked by 3 people

  4. BOOKS: Sexual Assault, Loss

    December 25, 2020 at 7:31 am

    Many of us know that Christmas can bring many memories, maybe good, maybe not so good. Have been thinking of you and am grateful for this blog.

    Liked by 2 people

  5. Lara/Trace

    December 29, 2020 at 3:38 pm

    Happy Holidays Tao. You always find the best words… xoxo

    Liked by 1 person


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