Wednesday, December 13, 2017

A LOFT101.net 2017 Christmas Expression Being Grateful, Having A Humble Heart & Why Giving Is So Rewarding

I can remember when I was a little girl, I couldn’t wait for Christmas to come so I could ask for everything I had been wanting all year long.  As I grew up and learned more about this holiday, I began to understand why my parents worked so hard to make sure that we had a nice Christmas every year, while still managing to get the bills paid.  

When I became an adult and later as a parent, I found myself wanting to do the same things for my child that my parents did for their children.  I always appreciated anything my parents did for me but it wasn’t until I was walking in their shoes, did I realize why giving is so rewarding.

I am a giver and for that, I thank my parents.  No one is perfect and my parents made many mistakes. However, the one thing I know is that they always made sure they kept the family together and whatever little they had, they shared it with us.  We ate good, dressed well and always had what we needed, to do what we wanted to do!
  
Even as I celebrate Christmas this year, I still shed a tear when I think about how things use to be.  How "suddenly", everything is so different.  I miss my father so much.  He was a big part of why I love Christmas.  I'm thankful that I still have my Mom but I miss the things she use to be able to do with me.  Yes, I'm sad but I'm also very glad because I have a husband that loves me very much.  I get to love and share good times with our daughter and our beautiful grandson, and for that I am GRATEFUL. 

So, when I look back over my life, I really can't complain!  Time goes by so quickly but the truth of the matter is, there is nothing you can really do to stop it! I love my life and every day I wake up thanking God first for it and wait in expectation of what He is going to do with me next! I just never know what God has planned for me but I know it will be something exciting!  

A GRATEFUL heart is a HUMBLE heart...  

Merry Christmas!

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