Everyone knows that Christmas is a family oriented time of year.
Children squeal in delight over new toys, and try to fall asleep early on Christmas Eve despite their excitement over Santa’s impending visit.
Parents are busy trying to co-ordinate decorating, shopping, holiday events, and cooking.
In some homes the Christmas cheer is a little harder to come by.
I have friends who lost their teenager this year in a terrible accident.
I have several other friends who are dealing with their child’s medical issues, hoping there will be an improvement next year.
For these parents and others like them, there’s only one thing they really want this Christmas.
Just one gift, but not one that can be wrapped and put under the tree.
Give a special hug this year to your relatives, friends and neighbours who may be hurting in this way.
Bless all the mommies and daddies.