Christmas is coming… which means that baby Jesus is everywhere… My toddler is thrilled to see baby Jesus (or any baby for that matter) but continues to say things like “our baby died- her name was Breelyn.” It breaks my heart and has shocked more than one bystander. But, it is so healthy. It’s healthy that a three year old can understand that her sister has died, that it is ok to be sad, and that she’s still very loved.
I haven’t yet figured out the best way to explain my pain, I’m not always eloquent, I struggle. And that is ok- a very sad horrible thing happened. BUT- I’m reminded that happiness is a choice. Every day- I do my best to be thankful for the blessings that I have in my life- even if they seem small. Heat/AC, grocery stores, a loving family, etc. This holiday season, while it will have struggles, it will have its blessings too and I’ll do my very best to be thankful.