yes, this is for real.
and it happens. it's like life is hitting in the face with a ton of bricks. and you hate it.
sometimes i just wish i had enough money to solve all the worlds problems. but money doesn't solve anything. the only thing that ever has and will make people truly happy is love.
i was contemplating today if my family wasn't able to "have Christmas."no presents? a younger, more Grinch-like version of myself would have expired on the spot if i saw no presents under the tree on Christmas morn. but today, as i puzzled, i came to a miraculous conclusion.
"What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store.
Christmas without presents? it would be ok. all i want is to be with my family and celebrate the birth of our Savior. What I really love about Christmas isn't the presents. I love giving, singing carols, reading Christmas books, sledding, skating, playing games, watching Miracle on 34th Street, sleeping together by the fireplace.
so life here is a challenge: throw at me what you will! i know that life is hard! but, with the help of God, i can do hard things!
disclaimer: these are random thoughts in my mind as i contemplate the trials newly arriving in my life and those i love.