Christmas Just Ain’t Christmas Without The Ones You Love

Christmas time has always been my favorite time of year.


As we prepare to celebrate the birth of Jesus, the atmosphere is always filled with so much love! People seem to be a little nicer, the cold seems to be a little more manageable, and the coming of snow is a little more desirable. It’s a scene of beauty the entire month of December. It is a time to let go of whatever hurt you this year, toast to whatever made you smile, and reflect on all the lessons learned. It’s truly an amazing time.

Yet somehow…I am not excited about this holiday season. I don’t know whether it’s the absence of my family’s presence or how hectic my schedule seems to be, but it just doesn’t feel the same this year.

I have been trying to watch Christmas movies and listen to the Jackson 5 Christmas selection, but nothing seems to be working. It is quite disheartening that I am not able to enjoy the time of year I look forward to the most.

I leave for my home state Christmas Eve. Maybe I’ll feel better once I am able to connect with my parents.

Please feel free to leave comments and suggestions on what I could do to cheer myself up and get into the Christmas mood! 🙂


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6 Responses to Christmas Just Ain’t Christmas Without The Ones You Love

  1. Brenda says:

    Take this time to reflect on the fond memories shared with your parents and brother. Close your eyes, feel the warmth of the love they have for you and the admiration I your closest friends. Also feel the warmth, peace, and comfort God as bestowed upon you all year long! Take your arms and give yourself a great big bear hug and tell yourself how proud of you you are!!!!

    Traveling day will be here before you know it! Soon there will be no need to imagine the hugs and the kisses…they will be a reality.

    Peace, miracles, and blessings!
    Brenda Swain
    Miami, Florida

  2. Jimmy Carter says:

    Christmas has always been a special time for me. It became so much meaningful 12/25/92, that’s because you were born 10/04/92…. It’s hard not having you and your brother around during this time, however, I keep you and all our family memories in my heart and you know me(your father), I learn from mistakes and then I file them in the delete file, therefore my folder is full of nothing but wonderful and beautiful thoughts of you and your brother.

    I hope these words will help you find that Christmas spirit in your heart. This is such a beautiful time of year, not because of the lights, decorations and gifts, but because we celebrate the birth of Christ.

    Juaquina Homsey-Brulechia Carter, I Love you with all my heart and can’t wait to see you 12/24/14. Your Father(OJC) 🙂

  3. Awww I think that’s awesome your dad reads your blog!

    I love Christmas as well which is the time where my family gets together and have a great time. I do think it may have something to do with being around family that may conflict with your mood of embracing the holiday season. Happy you will be able to go home & spend time with your family.

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