“Christmas is a season not only of rejoicing but of reflection.” ~ Winston Churchill
Christmas for “empty nesters” can be a difficult time of year, especially when grown children live far away. Sometimes with work and other commitments it’s just not possible for grown children to get “home.”
Last week I was feeling melancholy knowing I was not going to see our son for Christmas. While I was out doing food shopping I decided to stop by a Christmas train garden in the attached mall. As soon as I entered I could hear the squeals of children’s voices. Just seeing the kid’s eyes all aglow with excitement and anticipation of waiting for the train to pass by lifted my spirits. It also brought back happy memories of taking our son to the very same train garden some twenty-seven years ago when he was three.
I may not see our son as often as I’d like now that he is an adult and living nearly on the far side of the country, yet, any day he shows up at the door, IT FEELS LIKE CHRISTMAS….whether the date on the calendar says it’s a holiday or not. I’m grateful for that and find JOY in his coming. He knows he and his wife are welcome anytime throughout the year!
Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas!
Filled with meaningful moments which reflect
what Christmas is really about!
I look forward to your return to SowtheHeart.com on December 28
as we begin to ring out the old
and bring in the new!