Tuesday, November 20, 2012
This sometimes is so hard to accept..things happen out of our control and we moan and groan about it but yet it doesn't help but make us more miserable..All through life we have to learn things whether in school or out in the working world and some we use and some we don't and we wonder why we had to learn those things in the first place..well that is just life...and then we lose loved ones that are near and dear to us and yet we don't want to let go..They say if someone is on their death bed and a person dear to them won't let them go, then they just remain in a state that is worse than death at times..One thing I learned over my life time is that death is inevitable..it happens...we are born in this world and though we begin by growing we are also growing closer to death..we need to celebrate our loved ones when they die..If they are "believers" then they are in a much much better place and no longer in pain and hardship in this world..but we moan and then become sad and depressed..why????? They are no longer with us in life but they are still with us in our hearts..
The reason for this post is that I've noticed many people here on spark and also other places that are sad and down this time of year due to a death in their family that occurred recently or at this time of year in the past..I have my own memories..my dad died the day after Thanksgiving and my sweet MIL died around this time as well..I'm so thankful that I had them in my lives as long as I did and they blessed me so much but I know they are celebrating with us when we celebrate and one day I hope to be reunited with them..
Thursday we are blest to drive down to the southern part of our state to celebrate Thanksgiving with my husband's siblings..This rarely happens but this year is special that we could all be together..all of us are getting up in years..oldest at 77 and youngest at 58 but still we won't all be together for many more years..My kids are celebrating with their families with the other sides of their families and my sister is celebrating with her husband's family so really we are all so blest..
We try to look for the opportunities to have these blessings instead of complaining about the weather or how we feel in our bodies or what we are going to wear or how far it is to drive..therefore I will not complain but I will celebrate!!!