12-06-2009, 10:57 AM
Well Maybe not Unexpected, but Surely Sneaky!! As the Holidays Approach, and We start to Reflect on Our Pasts, and Tell Stories of Days gone by, with Our Family and Friends, Please try and not let this Visitor Creep in on You Unexpected! I know when I get Together with the Family, and We start Talking about when the Kids were Small, or the Trips We took, Stories of My Son and I Hunting and so forth, That Dark Well known Feeling seems to Hit Me when I'm alone and have Time to Reflect. I'm Talking about Depression, a Very Well Felt Emotion by Many at This Time of Year, and with Us being Injured, and not able to do what We Used to, I know for Myself, it Hits Me Harder, and I'm Sure I'm not alone!! I'm going to do My Best to Look Ahead, and Hope for a Brighter Future, and Enjoy the Old Stories as just that, the Past. We may not be able to do what We did Before, but that doesn't Mean We can't Make New Memories with Our Restrictions, and Hold Them Up just as Dear to Our Heart as the Old Memories!! Money is Tight for Me this Year, so the Gifts won't be as Many, and My Kids are Grown so They Understand, and The Little Grandkids are at the Age where the Box is Sometimes Played with as much as the Toy!! My Beloved Wyatt is 9 now, and He knows Pap can't get as Much and He Understands also. Maybe Christmas this Year with Money so Tight May be a Blessing for Many Families, because it's not the Gifts that Make Christmas, it's the Birth of Our Lord Jesus Christ, and being Thankful for the Things We have, and the People We Love!! I Wish Everyone a Great Christmas this Year, and I Hope it is a Safe, Loving, and Joyous Time for All!! And for Those that Celebrate a Different Faith as I, Please Allow Me to Wish You the Very Same Feelings!! Bless Us All!!!