Christmas…it’s the time of year when we choose our favorite photos and put them together for the annual Christmas card. We take time to look back over the past year and choose some of our special memories for just the right snapshot of our family to share with others. Some people use it as a time to take that perfect holiday photo of the family. I don’t always enjoy all the aspects of Christmas but I do love to send and receive Christmas cards. For most people sending a card is just another part of what they do to celebrate the holiday season. For me, it’s so much more.
Christmas cards are my way of saying, “Look! I’m still here and I’ve made it another year. Please celebrate with me!” When you are a cancer survivor, every year you are here on this earth is a true blessing so the annual card gives me the opportunity to share my joy with others. I may not always share a lot of details about my life in the card but when I send a card I am saying, “I love you and I’m glad you’re a part of my life or have been a part of my life at some point in time. I’m thinking about you and wishing you and your family great blessings for the year to come.” So, my card may not contain a lot of words but I can promise you that the words coming from my heart to yours are joyful and genuine. I’m just glad to be here.
This year when you get a Christmas card from family, friends, coworkers, etc. remember this sentiment; someone thought about you and wanted to wish you a Merry Christmas. It’s their way of saying you were on their mind and you are important to them. I thank each of you for reading my blog and sharing my story. Please rejoice with me as I thank God for sending us His Son and allowing me to say one more time, “I’m still here!”
Merry Christmas! Cindy J