Originally posted by Starwise
Many of us here on ATS are single, widowed, without their extended families or have their spouses or DP overseas; I am one of them.
Even though I am married with young kids, I live 2500 miles from all my family. It has been over 16 years since I have had one with my parents,
siblings, grandparents or cousins......So I know a part of loneliness that comes with this holiday.
If you are like me and feel a sense of depression and isolation: Thanksgiving wishes to you from me, a stranger. I am counting my blessings which
lately have not been much. My father has stage 4 cancer and is dying and I cant get to him, so it is breaking my heart. What am I thankful for?
I am truly thankful for my husband and children
Today is my sons 7th Birthday and it is the only thing that has reawakened me to what it truly means to be thankful. We are celebrating his birthday,
watching the parade on TV cause all kids love that, taking him to a movie and then eating out at Cracker Barrel for dinner......
I will be thinking of each and everyone one of you!!!!!
***as tears instantly begin to stream down my cheeks like endless rivers flowing to an ocean, as I bow my head, ***
"this should not be LORD~!, make a WAY where there seems no way .. smash the locked doors and barricaded restricted areas and cut through all the
'red-tape' & rip down the gates that will not allow Starwise and those who have replied to be reunited again with their family and friends! Perform
the miracles of miracles that will silent even the one writing this because you love them in hopes that they will experience YOU as I have~!
I would ask for this as a present to me from You, personally. I will consider it done. Thank You"
Dear Starwise and to all here in replies,
I have spent a Christmas by myself with no place to go before, no close or not-so-close family called to check up on me, even close friends didn't
stop by to say hi, on such a holiday, the very day the entire world celebrates together as one; I remained a stranger in my own land.
The above prayer may sound silly to some, but, i can tell you this, it's from a heart of empathy and love of my Spiritual Father and a fellow human
being in hopes that you will know, there IS someone that knows what you're going though, right now.
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