May you acknowledge what you genuinely feel this holiday season;

May you know that you are not the only one with such sensation and sentiment;

May you continue to hold dear, memories once cherished though bitter-sweet;

May you freely release tears that come from the child within;

May you realize the cost of truly loving much, is much pain when truly separated;

May you accept that pure appreciation rarely comes until there is absolute absence;

May you feel grateful for what was once yours, even though it is no longer;

May you have joy now in things little and simple;

May you hold hope against all odds, while held beneath a limiting mask of fear;

May you find light when all else seems surrounding darkness;

May you experience inner peace that defies outer logic;

May you seek Christ who came to heal the broken-hearted & nurture the weary soul.

The Lord bless you and keep you;
the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you;
the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.

Numbers 6:24-26 ESV