You Better Watch Out….

I’m tired!

There, I said it!

This week I had a funeral every day except for Wednesday. It is so sad for any family who has to go through this experience right before and after a major holiday. I really don’t give any comfort by telling people that “at least they’ll spend christmas with the Lord“!

It comes off as kind of lame.

My heart truly goes out to these families after going through this same thing back in 1962 when my sister died on Thanksgiving Day. It was always a difficult holiday to celebrate with that memory looming over our heads. It took decades before I (we) were able to enjoy this holiday again.  I wonder what it is like for those who celebrate their birthday on December 25th. Or, every so many years, my birthday falls on Mother’s Day!

Huh! Do I hear whining before Christmas?

Okay, now I’m whining. I better stop because Santa may be zeroing in on me. I’ve been pretty good this year. Or maybe I should say I haven’t been AS naughty as I have been in the past.

Merry Christmas everyone!

2 Responses

  1. Nancy says:

    Merry Christmas Fr. Andrew! I hope you have a truly blessed Christmas.

  2. Gayle W. says:

    Have a wonderful Christmas week end, Padre Dearest. I’ll be seeing you at the Midnight Mass, along with my daughter who has a milestone 12/25 birthday this year: 5 Ooooh.
    Andddd, I also have birthdays on Mother’s Day. We’re lucky. Wonderful time of year.