I’m Not Going to Let the Grinch Steal my Christmas

**I originally posted this on December 25, 2011. Christmas is still my favorite time of year, especially now with two little boys.

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“Blast this Christmas music. It’s joyful and triumphant.” – The Grinch

“Oh. Bleeding hearts of the world UNITE.” -The Grinch

Well, here it is Christmas, once again. For those of you that really know me you know I love the Christmas season. I love putting up the tree and decorations. I love watching the same Christmas movies over and over again; so much so that I bought most of them on DVD and they tend to make their way into my DVD player throughout the year. I have even been known to have my tree up by November 1st, once or twice. I love the music, the food, the laughter, the feeling this season brings, the family time, and most of all I love what Christmas is really about. Jesus Christ, our Savior. This year has been difficult, to say the least. This year has not ended the way I foresaw. Let’s just say that this year has really tested my Christmas spirit. I separated from my husband, I divorced my husband, I almost totaled my car, I found someone else and lost him, and I moved back in with my parents, at 25 years old. The Grinch was really testing me this year. (For my not too quick readers…the Grinch = Satan, not my ex-husband. Even though at times I really think…..nevermind. :))<!–more Keep On Reading!–>

I had to remind myself this year that even though things aren’t the way I expected them to be. I am still blessed. People may let you down and some people will inevitably leave, but not God. God loves you. God will not forsake you. You just have to remember to seek Him out and have faith in Him. God blessed me with some amazing family and friends. I might not have ended the year with the person I felt I was supposed to end it with, (oh and for those trying to keep up with my crazy life, said person is not my ex-husband, but a certain man who may or may not reside in Odessa. :)) I’m still blessed. Don’t get me wrong it still hurts because, at this moment, I’m still crying and praying that he finds his way back to me. Sorry, but I can’t pretend to be something that I’m not. I’m only human.

Bottom line, I still love Christmas and what it stands for. So Grinch, STAY AWAY!

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