I admit, I’m not looking forward to Christmas and would, as late as last week, happily cancelled Christmas this year. However, I also got to thinking about the many past Christmases spent with Brian.
Brian was not a ‘Christmas person’, and we often bought him humbugs as a gift. 😉 But he made an effort every year to make sure everyone enjoyed themselves, so, as much as I’m not exactly looking forward, I decided I was going to make the effort, otherwise I feel as though I’d be letting Brian, my family and myself, down.
So, I put the tree up and the lights at the window, and as I did, my thoughts were drawn to family, friends and anyone else who, like me, have lost loved ones this year, and will be spending their first Christmas without their dear ones near.
Also to others who are heading for their second, third, tenth or more, Christmas without those close to them. That’s not to say that we don’t miss our loved ones all the time, just that at this time of year, we may miss them a bit more.
I’m one of the lucky ones, I have a loving family who I’ll be spending Christmas with. Not everyone is that fortunate and some may have no one to spend the holidays with.
No matter who or where you are, my thoughts will be with you all this Christmas. xx