Yelobrd777

Encouragement for Today

The Perfect “Holiday” Card Holiday

Leave a comment

the-perfect-3

Disclaimer: Opinion…there’s no such thing

Oh I have posted the “perfect picture” of holiday meals, families and idyllic scenes on social media. You know, the one in which you had to take at least twelve times to get a decent one out of the bunch; all the while enduring the complaints of every male in the picture? At least in my world this is the case.

My expectations of that “perfect holiday” have run rampant for years. I have always been a romantic and imagined how holidays could be just like those holiday cards. And they have never been bad, I just have set my expectations too high.

But what about that wife whose husband will not be there for the first time to carve the turkey because of an untimely death? How about the kiddos who will have to split their time between parents as each parent rails the other one to the kids?

What about the parent whose child has just been diagnosed with a horrible disease and will be eating in the hospital with the family rather than the huge meal that was planned? 

Who can forget the cousins or siblings that don’t see each other except on the holidays and have nothing in common but their bloodline? And what about the young parents who have two little boys with the stomach bug?

Then there are the grown kids that are not coming home for one reason or another. Some people feel more alone on holidays than they do any other day of the year. turkey

And turkeys. I mean really? Setting an alarm to put a very large bird in an oven for 4-6 hours? Yes, the baking bag helps….but it is a chore. If it wasn’t we would cook them more than once or twice a year!

So….I after some 50+ years I have decided….NO EXPECTATIONS=NO DISAPPOINTMENTS.

But the one thing I know for sure…without fail…no questions asked….ever…..is…

JESUS.

He is with you…every single moment….of every single day…and on every single holiday too.

When a child has been diagnosed with a horrible disease, when the husband has died and missing for the first holiday, when adult children are not present, when the person feels alone….Even when getting up early to put the bird in the oven!

 He will never leave nor forsake you.

HE is the perfect one.

~Be Encouraged Today~

Isaiah 55_8-9

 

Advertisements

Author: sptchmom777

I love Jesus. If I say nothing else, that is enough. But for those curiosity seekers, I am a 56 year old former special education teacher, current part time CCM Radio Announcer who is married to her high school sweetheart. We have been together for 40 years, married 37 of those years! We have raised two sons, who are now married, have jobs and mortgages. We have our furry son, a West Highland Terrier. It wasn't always easy, and I like sharing some insights from those "mommy" and "teaching" years. I also want to encourage people in their daily life. I believe that the Father speaks to us all the time, sometimes I have been too busy to listen. Even during times of trials and troubles, He is ever present. ~Be Encouraged Today~

Feel free to leave a comment!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s