Spending the Holidays with My New Family
This year for me spending the holidays with someone is different,special,great,and a little hard. I grew up here in Massachusetts and all over New England so the winter with snow I was use to. I moved to Florida in 1983,with my parents,so snow and cold weather like I was use to was no longer for me. Well in May of 2009,I moved back to Massachusetts to be with my high school 1st true love and her daughter. I left behind in Florida my sons,my daughter ,my grand kids and my mom.I also left behind my church and great friends as well as my sis in-law and my niece. I'm working on my divorce now. you see why it's hard on me and different. Now I'll tell you why it's special and great. After 27 years apart my 1st true love and I are back together, we are expecting a baby next year and we get to spend the holidays together. It's touchy as all relationships are sometimes but overall it's a great relationship. Her 14 year old daughter really made me feel loved today, we were decorating for Christmas (mainly she and mom were I didn't do much) and she had to run to the store to buy more lights. When she got back from getting the lights she also got me a stocking for Christmas. I was really touched and felt loved. She and I get along but we don't get along if you know what I mean but she knows I love her and would do the best for her. I'm not working right now because one its hard to find a job and two my girlfriend is on total bed rest until the baby is born and I need to do stuff at home and take care of her,which I'm happy to do. I'm looking forward to this being the first Thanksgiving and Christmas with my new family. I do miss my old family but I'm alot happier here where I am. I'm also happy this year because my girlfriend has changed from being a Catholic to being a Baptist. I'm very thankful to God for getting us back together and answering each of our prayers.
When I think about Thanksgiving and Christmas I don't think about the food and festivities and the gifts,I think about the real reason we are to celebrate the holidays. For Thanksgiving you're suppose to be thankful for everything God has done and given you. For Christmas,it's to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. It's not to go wishing for this and that even though it's nice but the real meaning of Christmas is God sent his only begotten son to earth so he may die for our sins. Jesus gave his life so we could have eternal life in heaven. I look around and people start celebrating Christmas earlier and earlier every year,radio stations and TV playing movies and songs already and Thanksgiving isn't here yet. Christmas isn't about getting things it's about the love of God and families and being thankful for what we have. One year I told my son's instead of receiving presents we were going to the Salvation Army and help serve the homeless and give presents to the children as well as spread the word. We never managed to do that because I moved up north.
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