From my family to yours, Merry Christmas!
Meet my 9 year old American Eskimo dog, Dixie here to brighten your Christmas eve.
My prayer is that everyone reading this will enjoy their Christmas, & celebrate the joy of the birth of Jesus. If you come from a dysfunctional family like I do, I really understand how difficult this time of year can be for you. It is so hard to enjoy family get-togethers when you are surrounded by dysfunction, manipulation, stress, etc. As I mentioned in a previous blog post, I’m bitter about the holidays myself. I don’t like the drama & “forced family fun.” But please, don’t get lost in the bitterness or anxiety of the season. Do nice things for yourself to help you enjoy the time. There are many of us out there who share your feelings about holidays for various reasons. You are NOT alone! There is also nothing wrong with you for how you feel- you were made to feel this way but less than positive circumstances. Don’t feel bad for that. All you can do now is try to enjoy the holidays to the best of your ability, & limit your exposure to negative, abusive people. I offered some coping tips myself in another blog post- I suggest you go back & read it if you haven’t done so now. Here is the link: December 14, 2013
Don’t forget to take good care of yourself, Dear Reader. & remember, God loves you- He is with you, & loves you so much. I love you too! Thank you for being my fan. ❤