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I’ll be Home for Christmas



The holiday season always takes me on an emotional roller coaster.

With my family spread across the country, often we aren’t all able to get together for the holidays.  It’s difficult being away from them, to say the least. Then when I think about those that are no longer here to celebrate with us at all, well, the tears take over and I can’t even bake cookies without getting all blubbery.

This year, it’s all hit me just a little harder than before. I even welled up watching National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation! (It’s a tradition with my family to watch it several times a year.)

So, I decided to fight back against the overwhelming ache.

I loaded up my baby sister’s Christmas CD (her beautiful voice and skilled touch on the ivories always makes me smile), I organized some of my favorite Christmas pictures from over the years, and I made a video. For just a little while, seeing the smiling faces of those with me mingled with those I miss lifted my spirits and took me back to the times when we were all able to get together.

I want to share it with you.

I know this is probably the shortest post I’ve ever written, but sometimes, just sometimes, pictures and music can say what my paltry words can’t get across.

I hope that all of you have a wonderful holiday season with whoever may be around you to celebrate. Treasure every moment, steal as many hugs and kisses as you can, and never forget the Reason for the season. He is always with us, especially when we feel alone and need Him most.

God bless you all. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

By Amy Brock McNew

Author. Blogger. Fighter.

Former nurse and martial artist.

Amy doesn’t just write speculative fiction, she lives and breathes it. She enthusiastically explores the strange, the supernatural, and the wonderfully weird. She pours her guts onto the pages she writes, honestly and brutally revealing herself in the process. Nothing is off limits. Her favorite question is “what if?” and she believes fiction can be truer than our sheltered and controlled realities.

This wife and mom is a lover of music, chocolate, the beach, and cherry vanilla Coke. Her home is a zoo, filled with teenagers–both hers and those she seems to collect–two dogs, a cat, and various fish and amphibians. Strangely enough, her kids are the ones who have to tell her to turn the music down.

It is her firm belief that everyone should have a theme song.

Originally from Arkansas, Amy currently resides in Indiana. She and her Taekwondo-instructor husband are constantly acting like overgrown kids–and loving every minute of it. She longs for the day when her husband retires, so she can write her adventures of love and war on a back porch overlooking the ocean.

In flip flops.

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