It Was a Weird Christmas

My spouse wasn’t feeling too well;

it was a lonely, cold feeling, knowing family and friends were far away and would not celebrate this night with us; and

there were no decorations taken down–no tinsel or twinkling lights (except those in the sky)–because, well . . . it was just a weird sort of Christmas.

There was a deep sense of disappointment and rejection from those we thought were worthy of our trust, and

that added to the pain of it all.

So we just hung out together–just the two of us.

Until there were three.



We did have a kind of weird Christmas alone and with sickness, but it got me thinking that the first one was a bit weird, too, until all heaven broke loose. 🙂

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12 Responses to It Was a Weird Christmas

  1. susanpoozan says:

    You use words so well to express your thoughts, I had never thought of the first Christmas in this way before.

  2. Mother Hen says:

    We had a similar one..The two of us, but really three.. I praise God for His goodness and when others may forsake us,He is present with unconditional love..

  3. Seyi sandra says:

    It happens my friend, but you weren’t really alone. Family may shun us when we least expected but our heavenly father is always near. I wish you and your spouse sound health, joy and blessings in the coming year!
    Much love to you and your family! 🙂

  4. So many people do have the experience of being sick at Christmastime, because it is just that time of year. How awful it would have been if you’d had visitors and plans! I hope you can just rest now and enjoy the peace. Who knows what Christmas will be like next year?

  5. Patty says:

    The actual day of Christmas is over rated. So much commercialism and build up for one day. We have lost sight on the simplicity of Christ’s birth. Christmas day does bring a certain nostalgia, and certain expectations. Sickness is never welcome no matter what day it invades our lives. I am sorry Kelly was not feeling well. I pray for a better year for you both in 2016. Know that you are always thought of with fondness and appreciation by the Sanders’ household. Happy New Year my friend!

  6. pattisj says:

    Sorry your spouse wasn’t feeling well. Yes, it’s all about perspective. Waiting for Heaven to break loose again!

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