I do miss not seeing the faces of those loved ones no longer living here on earth. They are missed incredibly more during holiday seasons and special events. It’s okay to recall those fond memories of days gone by, but not healthy to dwell on them to the exclusiveness of today’s living family members. We’re told in Philippians 4:13–14, “But one thing I do: Forget what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.”
When I linger too long on holidays past, I miss out on present blessings. I can take solace in the fact that today’s traditions with my own children and grandchildren become tomorrow’s fond memories for them and for me. And that’s the way my Mom and Steve’s Dad would want it to be!
How about you … is there a new tradition you can begin or an old one to continue with your children and grandchildren?