Merry Christmas

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After all the hustle and bustle, stress and joy Christmas day finally arrived. It is bittersweet, knowing this beautiful season is coming to an end. Christmas is a beautiful and magical time of year. The meaning is much deeper than gifts under a tree. In the chaos, it can be easy to lose sight of the true meaning. Jesus is the reason for the season. Our beloved Christmas symbols are a reminder of this. Christmas lights remind us to be the light of Christ to the world. Elegant wreaths are a symbol of the crown of thorns put on Jesus before he was crucified and a reminder of God’s unending love- His Agape for his people. The beloved Santa Clause reminds us to freely give to those around us.

Christmas is a time to reconnect with God and those we love. To pause and spend time deepening these relationships; cherishing the blessings we have been given.

It is quite odd having no snow for Christmas.

I pray that today is filled with joy and laughter. That you are able to cherish this precious Chrismas day. I hope that despite the pain, you find reasons to celebrate the birth of our Savior. I hope you are surround by those you hold dear to your heart. Wishing you a beautiful, blessed, and very Merry Christmas. Sending Christmas Spoons, Prayers, and Hugs. ❤

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Author: Victoria

Welcome, it is an honor you dropped by. I am Victoria. A twenty-something-year-old battling multiple chronic illnesses while learning how to thrive. Chronically Hopeful was designed to educate others and to provide support to those who are chronically ill. Proving encouragement to others is essential to me. I share my health on here. My major illnesses are Lupus, Hyperadrenergic Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome, EDS, Mast Cell, Endo, and Ulcerative Colitis. I want to share my story with you hoping you will experience support; that someone else understands your pain, struggles, and frustrations. God has chosen not to heal me but to hold me. The more intense the pain the closer his embrace”. My faith, as a Christian has sustained me through the stormy waters of the past few chapters of my life. I desire to grow closer to God and lead others closer to Him. I help lead two online women’s Bible studies. I also post devotionals. I am pursuing my bachelor’s degree through Liberty University’s online program. Despite my illnesses, I have thrived in school. I am a member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, Psi Chi the International Honor Society, and Tau Sigma Honor Society. Abby is my service dog in training. I also have three cats Gracey, Fluffy, and Sadie Rose. I am looking forward to hearing your precious story. Sending hugs, prayers, and spoons. Have an amazing day!

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