Hi all! How is your holidays going so far?
Today’s post is all about the importance of family time at Christmas and since yesterday(21st Dec) was a day with two of the greatest people I know, both advent 21 and 22 are both in this one.
Last night’s movie was of course the new Star Wars The Force Awakens! An absolutely awesome movie that I would quite happily go and see again. I won’t say anything about it, just that it is worth the watch. And tonight’s movie is Love Actually. A wonderful film that always seems to get me into that warm Christmas feeling. There is a book I am reading at the moment that has little references to this movie and others such as Notting Hill which is named From Notting Hill With Love Actually, I highly recommend reading it.
Over time relationships do perish and it is important to keep them alive by communicating more often.
For the first time of writing this, here is my story to shed a bit of light on the subject.
Back in 2007 we suffered a great loss in our family. My biggest inspiration and my best friend left us. My big sister. She had a rare form of leukemia that usually only appears in children, she was only 20. From the day she passed away, we drifted apart. Each of us took a different path on the way to healing.
It’s only over the past year that the bond we previously had has started returning. We have a long way to go still but for me, my little sister and my brother, we have became much stronger this Christmas. This is all down to my wonderful little sister and her determination to glue the family back together;our older sister would have been proud.
Communication is key. As my story shows, even a strong bond can be broken in a single moment and Christmas is a perfect time to just pick up the phone and remind your loved ones just how much you love them.
Of course family isn’t always blood-line relatives. Some of our greatest family members are those we brought into our family ourselves. The saying is ‘You can choose your friends but not your family’ I’m not sure this is entirely true.
Remember to keep your family close. You never know when you might need their guidance. And with a family, you know you will never be alone.
Hope you are having a great festive season.