Christmas never really meant much to me as a kid except of course just knowing it’s the supposed celebration of the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. It’s pretty ironic since it’s widely believed that children own “Christmas”. I think it pretty went on like this till “Dec 26th-28th, 2012”.
Although my little family comprises of six, my extended family is quite a very huge one, and in 2012, there was a lot of get-togethers and meet & greets and hanging out with the extended family than I expected. In 2012, there was a whole lot of building up of memories I never really had as a child. There was a great show of love.
2012 changed my perception of Christmas. Christmas is about love and hope and family. Everyday is life but Christmas day is both the combination of light and life. I know this is true because I see and experience it each Christmas day for the past four years now.
Maybe it didn’t start being that way only in 2012, but that’s when I started to see it and feel it strongly and deeply. I am usually sad and depressed most of the time and really, writing curtails that, but I noticed, above everything else, Christmas provides a huge distraction for me from all those things which keeps me forever thankful and grateful. Christmas is not everything really; Christmas is “something” that is “Everything” in every way. To me, it is peace.
In the long run, the feeling of Christmas has come with different feelings: love, trust, hope, peace,and sometimes, the dreary feeling, “void”…that comes when I realise a member of the family will be away for Christmas.
I’m really thankful for Christmas day and above all, it has taught me the Importance of two different things; “Family and Light”. Knowing that families are eternal is WONDERFUL and knowing that the light of Jesus Christ has come forth to shine and never be dimmed, is GLORIOUS.