"I realize that not all families are perfect
and that mine was certainly not one of them.
But herein lies the importance of
what my life experiences were meant to be.
For it is through imperfection that I have also
discovered the meaning of perfection.
In which, I can only aspire;
to ensure some semblance of which –
I will be able to provide for a family, of my own."
December is in full roar. Mine started out with a surprise trip to Amsterdam followed by babysitting, and sleepovers with the grand-children. The making of Gingerbread men, decorating the tree, Christmas movies, popcorn, stories and bubble baths all surpassed the need to sleep. And tomorrow is Santa Express. Amazing what the year has brought.
But when I think of family, I have to thank Eleesha for this quote. Because not all families are perfect. But through this imperfection we can laugh, cry, hope, and grow up to create the lives and families we want for ourselves.
The holidays are a time that will be filled with much emotion. Thousands of airline people will be flying and away from their families. Some will fly to avoid pain and emptiness at home. Others have no choice and will celebrate early. But there will be many first time holidays spent alone.
Despite your circumstances, make a choice to start today and celebrate the entire month. Christmas doesn't need to be just one day a year. Find little moments in your life to bring a smile to someone's face, and joy to their heart. This is the essence of holiday spirit. Enjoy all the moments that you can create.
What are you doing special to celebrate this month?
Enjoy the Journey!