I am thankful that I have faith and know that there is eternal life and one day families will be reunited once again. But, for now there is sadness in hearts as they must move forward with day to day life.
Today, I think of all these families and hope they can find peace and joy in remembering.
Then, I think of families with loved ones who are suffering with illness or injury. My heart hurts for the sweet families who are spending the holidays with a sick child in the hospital. Babies born too early, who need to be hospitalized, or toddlers who are undergoing treatment for cancer - these are precious little people who are simply fighting to see tomorrow.
When, I was touring London Children's Hospital a couple of weeks ago, we were told that Santa would visit each and every child in their hospital room today. Isn't that wonderful?
Today, I think of those little fighters and their faithful parents and hope they can see the pure magic of Christmas in those little eyes.
This morning as I watched my own children as they ripped wrapping paper from presents, I remember how fortunate we are. Life is certainly not perfect, but we are blessed. Blessed to have a home, a husband with a job, and so very blessed to have healthy children.
Today, I wish each and every family all the best of the season.