Updated: Jan 7, 2020
December 24, 2016. That day is now another day that I celebrate. I celebrate your homecoming Terry Flue. Yes, I cry. Yes, I miss you. Yes, I wish we could sit together, hold hands, talk, love, kiss, hug, and bask in the love that we shared. But, I know that God has bigger plans.
So, I celebrate with you; even though you are here in spirit, in my heart, in my memories.
“Then God looked over all he had made, and he saw that it was very good! And evening passed and morning came, marking the sixth day.” Gen 1:31.
Everything; every moment, every joy, every memory, every pain. It is good.
Christmas was your favorite time of the year. It was a time that we celebrated our Lord’s birth. It was a time for joy. It was a time that you loved lavishing love on your grands, your kids, and me.
So, as I approach this first Christmas without you, I will celebrate. I can’t promise to not be sad. I am. I can promise that I will celebrate the reason for this season of life, the reason for this season of the year, and the love that we have had for so many years.
Christmas is coming. God is with us. Hallelujah.
This rendition of the song Hallelujah just came across my Facebook timeline. It is beautiful (of course you are, too, my love!!!). But, for now, enjoy this lovely song, and let’s celebrate why God gave us is Son during this season of remembering His love. Christmas Hallelujah.
If you are reading this, you are part of a new journey. Perhaps you are on your own, or perhaps you are on this with someone you love or cherish. What matters most is that this journey is starting anew. While the old has passed, the new day is dawning. Take strength from our community of others that are traveling with you.
If you have any thoughts, or prayers, feel free to post them here. It is through community that we remain strong.
For now, enjoy this beautiful song (oh, and grab some tissue you probably will need it (I did).