Growing up can be a jarring experience. You move out into the world and, suddenly, everything you’ve ever known is different. After a while, you get used to it. Life is fluid. That’s just the way the world works.
Some things, though, never change. Like Christmas.
Although we’re not exactly warm and cuddly, my family has always been close. We push each other’s buttons and drive each other crazy, but have always enjoyed spending time together.
Christmas has definitely been different this year, with Grandpa in the hospital. But, in many ways, it’s still the same. As I said in yesterday’s post, no matter what happens, Christmas is still Christmas.
Many years ago, before college, I had a moment one Christmas when I realized that it wouldn’t always be like this. There will hit a point when we’re all grown up and have families of our own. We’ll be too far away to come together like we always have.
I’m thankful that this hasn’t happened yet.
But don’t know what the future holds. I don’t know where I’ll be or what I’ll be doing a year from now. I don’t know if I’ll be home for Christmas. So I’m bound and determined to make the most out of this year’s holiday. I’m going to soak it all in, from the decorations to the carols to the time spent with family, and make memories that will last.
Merry Christmas, dear readers! I’m very thankful for each and every one of you. I wish you joy and blessings this holiday season.
Tis the Season is a yearly holiday-themed series on Keep Your Feet. The goal is to bring the blogging community together to celebrate holiday memories and traditions.