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#5 My son, and the Christmas snowmen ….

My son was just 15, when I left his Dad. I know it was hard for him, but he also understood. It had to be done.

The first Christmas I was away, I got a box in the mail. There, in the box were these little snowme on a tobagon, that I had admired in a Christmas store back in Detroit Lakes.

I started to cry. Here he was, struggling with his own problems and feelings, and he used his money from work to buy his mom a present, box it up and send it off for Christmas ……..

Tears welled up in my eyes as I opened his gift ……..

Tears of Joy. Tears of love, Tears of Thankfulness That the ability to show love in his pain, meant he was going to be okay. Tears of forgiving myself for what I had to do……..

Every Christmas when I get them out, The tears come again………

and it’s happening again……

thank you Thomas, I will never forget what you did……

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Day 1: Christmas, My Happy Thought!

I put up my Christmas tree a little early this year BEFORE Thanksgiving! If you don’t approve it’s too bad, I’ve already done it. What I believe if this, if you aren’t hurting anyone, it’s okay to have fun. And God knows this has been one stressful year. What harm can there be in having a little fun? (I said to myself).

Nope, I”m not going to drink or get drunk to reward myself for having survived “The year of corona virus.” And I refuse to let it drive me to drink because of the stress involved………

One reason I love Christmas so much, is that when I was a child, My Mom always made it fun. There were goodies baking and trees going up. There were bows and ribbons as she wrapped gifts for my cousins and aunts and uncles. Back then, we used to exchange gifts by mail.

I will be sharing some reasons I still have the Christmas Spirit, and how God played a part in that. I love Christmas music, Christmas trees, snowmen, carolers, bows and boxes, Christmas goodies, and time with friends and family.

What’s not to love about it? Christmas is such a beautiful time, but only if we keep it that way. Thanks for following me as I spend 12 days talking about Christmas, and why it is still kinda magical to me….

So here is the question: How can we de stress Christmas? And how can we get in tune with WHAT Christmas means to us, and why? Therein, lies the Journey….

with Love

Laura

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12 Days of Pre-Christmas Meditations & Testimonies

I feel like Just sharing some Christmas thoughts, even though it is only the 1st of November.

It has occured to me that many people struggle, as they see the Holidays approaching.

And I really feel that God would like me to address it, in advance, before it is upon you.

I PRAY You will be inspired to face the Holidays with Joy this year, and not with dread.

Let’s do this together!

With Much Love,

Laura Grace