Merry Christmas everyone! There’s something so special about Christmas morning. I’m not sure whether it’s the gifts under the tree, the fire crackling, my entire family in pajamas, or the cinnamon buns in the oven, but today is the day I always feel gratitude and thanks. Even while I love Christmas, this holiday is bittersweet. I feel a sense of loss associated with Christmas because my dad isn’t here to celebrate it. It’s been 7 years since he passed away and I still can’t believe it. I’m grateful to have had such an inspiring and encouraging father – I wouldn’t have the work ethic I do (and pretty much my entire personality) if it weren’t for him. I miss his famous phrases that his friends still recall, “That’s what I’m talking about!”, our inside jokes and his relentless faith and graciousness. I hope that while you celebrate today and rip open the (hopefully many) gifts, remember why this holiday exists and sing your praises to the heavens! Have a safe and happy holiday!
Merry Christmas Merritt, so sorry to hear about your dad. Hope you have a great time with your family.
You just made me cry… I’m so sorry for your loss, but you had such a beautiful gift in having a father who had tremendous faith. That is a blessing like no other. May all of those beautiful memories always stay close to your heart and may The Lord continue to fill you with faith and love. You are a gift! God bless you my sweet blog friend. Merry Christmas. Love, Desi
Merry Christmas Merritt! Hope you and your family have a blessed holiday!
Such a sweet post in honor of someone who sounds like an amazing man. Hoping that today is filled with wonderful memories of your father, as well as making new memories with your family. Merry Christmas, Merritt!
happy holidays to you too! xoxo hobovogue
Such a sweet post, hope you and yours had a lovely holiday!