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A Changed Christmas...

Updated: Mar 29

What is Christmas?  Jesus’ birthday! That is what I was always taught. I believe Christmas and Jesus go together.  In my opinion, you can’t have one without the other.

I love being with our family and friends but especially at Christmas time. This past Christmas (2022) was different though. I lost both of my parents within a 3-week span.  My dad passed on Thanksgiving Day and my mom the 19th of December. So needless to say, the holidays were a lot different than they had been in the past. Where we would usually spend Christmas celebrating with family and thanking God for His blessings of our year, it was a bit lonely.

But then I was reminded of one thing that didn’t change. Jesus, He is the same yesterday, today and forever. I love my heritage and what we were taught over the years.  As we move forward in the years to come, we will continue to celebrate Christmas and Jesus every year. We will continue to carry on certain traditions.

One thing I learned from last year is that no one knows when we will leave this world. So don’t take life for granted. We are not promised tomorrow. We all need to love our family and friends as Jesus did.  Live today as if it’s your last day on this earth. 

“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever.”   Hebrews 13:8

Terrie Hale Freeze

Aransas Pass, Texas

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