My sweet friend gave me permission to share this. I love how she wants to honor God in her life. In her quest to honor Him, she is open to correction and leading by the Holy Spirit.
Many of us who grieve have reached a point where we knew we had to make a decision to persue healing and joy. I rejoice with Nanette that she is choosing joy.
Do you need an “Ah Ha” moment? Ask God to show you what you need to do this holiday season to honor Him.
So, I had one of those “ah ha” moments in church today. This will be our 2nd Christmas without Katie and I’ve been having such a hard time of it. I’ve cried so much over the last several weeks and have felt completely overwhelmed with the idea of shopping and trying to have “the best Christmas ever” without part of my heart.
As we were singing a Christmas carol during church the thought hit me. If this was my last Christmas, how would I want my kids to remember me. Would it be as the mom who kept crying, missing the one person who couldn’t be here? Or as the mom who celebrated all of life….the comings and the goings, the JOY, the precious memories of my beautiful daughter and her tacky Christmas sweaters that she spent the year thrifting to collect and the birth of Jesus with thanksgiving?
So I made a promise to celebrate with JOY this season. The joy of family, of knowing that Jesus holds Katie safe with Him and the recognition of His birth to bring redemption for mankind.
May you find joy in the season.