While it’s truly enjoyable looking at people’s holiday pics and videos, it became overwhelming and depressing as well. However, I was determined to make this Christmas a wonderful Christmas, in spite of how I was feeling. I thought about all the years of celebrating Christmas that I had with my grandmother. I thought about how happy she was to see others happy about Christmas. I thought about how the many times I would do silly things to kick off the Christmas celebration and she would be my main side kick with the silly adventures. Those things are what got me through this day. Christmas is not only a time to celebrate the presence of family and loved ones in the present time but also a time to celebrate family memories. In hopes of not sounding cliché, the reason for the season is Jesus. Jesus represents love, hope, and unselfishness and isn’t that supposed to be the essence of family. So, while so many of us are celebrating the presence of their loved ones that are still with them today, let’s not forget to pray for all the ones that had to celebrate their first Christmas without their loved ones. I truly hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and I look forward to the many blessing we have to experience in our upcoming new year!