Dec 22, 2010

A Different Kind of Christmas

How do you feel about Christmas? Do you still feel that excitement that you did when you were a child?

As a child I loved Christmas. It was always a much anticipated, magical and joyful time. I always knew exactly what to expect going into the season, a house filled with family and friends, love, laughter, and lots of food cemented with family prayer and old stories of years gone by.

For a girl who likes stability and routine, the annual holiday tradition was great. However a few years ago I lost someone dear to me and my Christmases changed forever. Consequently when the Christmas season comes around I find myself sometimes instead of focusing on Christ who is the reason for the season, longing for someone who I will never see on earth again.

A few weeks ago sensing my sadness, a friend said to me, Bernadine everything may not be the way you want it to be this Christmas but, you have to choose to be happy.

I'm over at Laced With Grace today. I'd love for you to stop by and read the rest of my post A Different Kind of Christmas.

Trusting Him,


  1. Hey Sis,

    I couldn't access the link or the image link below. I will go directly to the site but wanted you to know.

    Also, I'm praying for God's comfort over you and a beautiful Christmas in celebration of our LORD.

    I am blessed to call you my sister in Christ. Much love to you!

  2. Hi Bernadine!

    To answer your question, i do look forward to Christmas almost as much as I did when i was a kid. Although now, I'm aware that the season is all about Christ. I write about this in my new blog post. Losing a loved one during the christmas season is tough I would imagine. But the good news is that God promises we will see our loved ones again who are also in Christ. Your loved one isn't dead. He/she is alive forevermore.

    Peace and blessings to you and your family this christmas holiday.



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