As I was working on the website for the main Umbrella Ministries tonight I started thinking about all of our North County mamas out there who may or may not read this but I just wanted to come on here and let you all know that you are loved and I am thinking about each and every one of you. December is one of those months especially where our hearts grieve a little more than usual, that empty space in our hearts feels a whole lot bigger. I know its so much easier to say than to actually do a lot of times but please let me encourage you to lean on Jesus this time of year, He's our comfort, our Rock and is with us every step of the way.
Find little ways to celebrate your child...I will tell you some of the things that I do to ease the empty space...
Light a candle - feel the warm and have a little conversation with your child.
Listen to some Christmas music or worship music...Music is such a soother
Go look at Christmas lights. Ahhhh you can't help but smile while looking at lights!
Go see a movie, usually this time of year there is a Christmas movie playing somewhere
Have a glass of hot cider or egg nog or wine or water Ha! Whatever your mama heart is craving
Go see a Christmas play or musical
Go to dinner with your loved ones or order in and enjoy just being at home
I will tell you my favorite thing to do just in general not just this time of year...Go for a drive and play some good music.
PAMPER YOURSELF you deserve it. I am talking the whole kit. And whatever pampering means to you...DO IT!
Go easy on yourself. You are after all walking around with a wounded heart.