As we navigate through different seasons of life, we all seek ways to cope, find balance, and rediscover happiness. For me, nothing matches the joy I find in the arms of my grandbabies. Their smiles and open arms are a beacon of light in my life.
The holiday season, while a time of joy for many, can also resurrect the pain of loss. I know this all to well, having lost my father a few years ago. His absence left a void, but life has a way of balancing sorrow with joy. The arrival of my grandchildren little angels from heaven has brought new meaning to our familys life.
My grandson, with his boldness and confidence reminds me of my late father. Its fascinating how life circles back bringing pieces of our past back to us in beautiful ways.
Now as we await our third grandbaby, our familys joy continues to grow.
In the wake of my father's passing, I could have lost myself in grief.
However, these little ones gave me a reason to rediscover life's beauty. Its not that the absence of my father is felt any less, but these moments with my, grandchilren have shown me the importance of moving forward, of being present for my loved ones.
This holiday season, I encourage you to find your happy place. It might be in the laughter of children,the warmth of family gatherings or in the tranquility of personal hobbies. It could even be in giving to others or induling in your favorite foods.
Remember, your outlet for joy and resilience could be a beacon of hope for someone else. A smile, a kind gesture, or a few encouraging words can make a world of differece. So, let's embrace this season with open hearts and find joy in the little things that life offers.
Together, lets find our happy place and spread light and love in the world.
( This is a picture of me, my granddaughter and grandson last year).