Never Forget

christmas-loveThe holiday season can bring on a variety of emotions for so many. We all have a number of responsibilities to tend to daily , so often times we do not get to spend true quality time with family members. It can be exciting to have the holiday’s as a time to reconnect with our loved ones. Considering many businesses are closed we do not have to focus our attention on work, but can solely commit our thoughts to family! Even if only for a few hours, we can create a magical time of love that will extend through several days!

Loved ones during holidays

Even though we are happy that we have been given this special time to spend with our family still here with us, it can still create some sadness as we miss those that have passed away. Naturally, we always miss those special people from our lives that are no longer physically here with us and the holidays tend to create an additional sense of loss. Losing someone who we loved dearly creates a void in our heart and mind that can never be replaced. It is not just an empty seat at the dinner table but an empty place in our hearts. We need to remember to show our family how much they mean to us, not just during the holiday season, but all year-long as we do not know what tomorrow will bring. 

Unfortunately loss has no boundaries. So many are going into this Christmas holiday with the fresh loss of a loved one. Trying to keep their composure when all they want to do is break down. I can not imagine the loss I know some have gone through this year. Whether it be a spouse, grandparent, parent, child, sibling or friend the pain is real. It never forgettruly amazes me what we can suffer through, but still stand strong knowing that our loved one will always be in our heart! I know it is not easy but never forget that our loved ones that past will always be watching over us. I truly believe Grandparents I have lost never leave my side. When life gets really difficult I can almost hear my Grandfather’s encouraging and loving voice guiding me through. The sacred memories you hold onto will carry you through the holidays and every other day. Those you have loved and lost would want you to continue living your life as full as you can, even when things are unbearable, continue to stay strong for them!

I sincerely hope you have a wonderful holiday and are able to enjoy quality time with your families! I hope you are all feeling well and not in any kind or pain, physical or emotional. Each and every one of you inspire me through your posts and your comments. Never forget, positivity will get you through anything much easier than negativity. I want to thank you for all of your support since I started my blog. This has been an absolutely amazing experience for me and I look forward to many more connections with y’all!! 

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Always, Alyssa

31 thoughts on “Never Forget

  1. Hi
    There was a problem in the transmission of the post. I went to read and only the heading is there. Are you having any problems reblogging? I’m thrilled the flare up is moving out of town. I know a level of pain is left but you’ve pushed thru the most difficult part. It must feel wonderful to be working more hours, just the challenge takes tremendous strength. I’m thinking of you, Happy Holidays. Be healthy, happy, safe and a heart full of joy.

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  2. Hi Alyssa,
    Thank you for the nice holiday post. It is hard to get through the holidays when we are grieving the loss of a loved one. Our Christmas was sadder than usual because we lost one of our dear dogs, Dixie, in July. She was the one dog who always sat with us as we opened our gifts. Our other 2 dogs don’t really care about that part of the day. They just want Daddy’s turkey.
    For 4 days before Christmas I was cat/house sitting for 2 beautiful Bengal cats. It was challenging and rewarding. The cats and their owners are so sweet, and the house was luxurious. A friend recommended me to do it, but it was my first time house sitting. I was really nervous about doing a good job, but I must have done okay because they want me to come back and do it again. In March they’re going to Vietnam for 3 weeks, so Ill have my hands full.
    This kind of thing was easier when I was younger and healthier, but I can’t totally give up trying new things, right? I’m sure you understand.
    I hope you got through the holiday okay. Do you have to work the rest of the week?
    Thinking of you and hope you are feeling well.
    Love, Aunt Martha

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    • I am so sorry about your sweet dog, Dixie. So many do not understand how tragic it is losing a pet. They are part of our family!
      I bet the cats you had to sit for were beautiful! Were they difficult to take care of? One of our cats has asthma and has to take medicine twice a day, so when my husband and I do get a vacation, we have to set up child care for him! Either my mother in law or mother come to my house to give him medicine!
      The holidays were nice just tiring! I do have to work the rest of the week but I did not go in today because I felt horrible. I have had a headache for days now and nothing is helping it and a lot of other pain.
      I hope you are doing well and resting!!!
      Take care my dear sweet Aunt Martha!!!!

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