The family photos are taken here too.
Last year my mother and grandmother both passed away between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Between funerals, and the travel needed to take care of the details, I didn’t really participate in the holiday hub-bub.
On this 6th day of Christmas gratitude, I’m grateful to be on the other side of grief. I’m supremely grateful for the Joy of the season, the strength to clean and decorate my home, the means to buy presents for my family, the opportunity to plan to entertain my friends and family, and most of all I’m grateful for Jesus. He’s the reason for this Season. I wouldn’t have made it through this year without Him.