It works. You know that "God thing". I was not born into a religious family, or a family that even attended church regularly. While growing up my family only attended service on Easter and Christmas, sometimes only one or the other. But as far back as I can remember God was always part of who I am. I don't know how it happened, no one ever introduced me to God, but I don't know my life to be any way different and I wouldn't have it any other way. It's the peace that's addicting that comes with it.
I always get excited around the holidays, decorating and everything else that goes along with it. Getting away from this worldly living and living a life where God is the center point, makes my life a whole lot "simple", it makes it complete. Since Dave my husband has passed, I've had lots of alone time to think. I remember when the kids were small how I often felt that I was missing out on things. Dave was pretty much ill our entire marriage and required lots of hospital visits, doctor appointments and sudden change of plans. He suffered a heart attack at 29 years old, Bypass surgery at 41 years old. I don't regret it. I loved that boy like crazy. His illness actually made us the close family we are today. I believe that is why all three of my kids have so much compassion for others. Those times have taught me a lot about life, filled me with wisdom. I know my life was a "unique one" to say the least.
You know that God that I always talk about . . he has only been there for me, he knew I was going to need someone that I could always count on, give all my troubles and concerns too. Call on him when I needed a "miracle" to happen, he was there. Sometimes, Dave would suffer a "diabetic low" in the middle of the night and be in a cold sweat in our bed and I would jump out of that bed so quick to give him something to eat. He would be sitting up on the side of the bed completely out of it, mumbling words that did not make sense. Those were some pretty scary moments, feeling very much alone, not wanting to wake up the kids, because I knew it would scare them, but God was with me. So when Christmas times comes around it means so much more to me than decorating and shopping. It's a celebration of peace, a peace that only God can give you no matter what your circumstance is. With peace, comes freedom. My God is a big God and he can do some big things for you.
Give God a chance to make a difference in your life . . celebrate this season with him as your center point, I know I will. Blessings :O)