There are many today who don’t have loved ones with them and I truly feel their loss. Then, there are families not together for whatever reason. I think of one young couple who means so much to me. This is to be their first Christmas with their infant son, and they are not even together. I don’t know the reason for it, but it breaks my heart. What came to my mind was the year that my ex-husband and I separated. Travis Trent had come out with a song entitled “Foolish Pride” and my friend’s sister made the comment that this song reminded her of us. How many are not together today because of pride? If something is broke you fix it. I would strongly encourage people to do whatever to fix their issues and realize how precious these years truly are. We are incapable of fixing things that are broke on the inside of us, so please, seek the counsel you need to make things right. Life is much too precious to allow pride to steal it away from you.
My parents were married for 49 years before the Lord called my mom home. It was not always bed and roses, but they overcame and their last years together were truly a blessing to them. I can remember one time early in life when my mom left my dad. I can picture it as clearly as if it were happening today. After she was gone for about a week, I got up one morning and my dad was at the kitchen table. He was getting dressed and I could sense that something was up. I asked him. He looked at me and said, “Well, mom has been gone for a week now. I think it is time for me to go get her and bring her home.” He did. I know that was not easy for him. My dad was a man of A LOT of pride, but he did not allow that to stop him from going to get my mom and bring her home. I am so thankful that he did. Whatever is broke in your lives, please, allow it to be fixed. You will never regret it, and your loved ones will be forever grateful.
I truly wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving and a Merry Christmas.