What a weird year.
I know of some with family on hospice, some in the hospital, some mourning the empty chair, some thankful their loved one has recovered and is finally home, and some in quarantine.
Some in a brand new home, some who can’t pay the mortgage on the one they have, some who’ve never had one.
Some who are celebrating baby’s first Christmas, and some who are grieving the one they lost or can’t seem to have.
Some with new precious pets and others grieving the ones they had to part with this year.
Some who are so thankful for any time off this weekend and some who wish they had a job to go to.
Some who will be working on Christmas Day and many who will be separated and home instead.
Some heading to divorce court and some celebrating their first Christmas as a married couple.
Some who have all their kids home for the first time in what feels like forever and some who will be missing theirs.
In many ways a strange year. In others, it’s just like every other. Read it again… and recognize the ups and downs of life.
2020 just brought it to the forefront.
“There is no one who has tried to enjoy life more than I have. And this is what I learned: The best thing people can do is eat, drink, and enjoy the work they must do. I also saw that this comes from God.” — King Solomon
Ecclesiastes 2:24-25 (ERV)
What a weird (eye opening) year.