My family has many happy Christmas memories, but I’m especially fond of our silliest.
Aunt Cyndi was flying into town to visit. Since it was Christmas Day, all twelve of us (Mom, Dad, sister, grandparents, aunt, uncle, and cousins) decided to greet her at the gate dressed in Santa costumes. She was surprised and delighted — as were several other travelers who posed for photos with our family!
I’m sure you’re smiling as you remember your own favorite stories. But what if your Christmas memories focused on hearing your mother pleading for your father to stop yelling before he slams the front door? Instead of treasured gifts and favorite cookies, what if Christmas meant discovering Mom sitting on the floor by the tree, her eyes swollen with tears?
This Christmas, dozens of children will experience their first holiday season without fear. That’s because they’ll celebrate at Sheltering Wings. Ensuring their safety is only the first step in helping them become strong, independent adults who will be able to establish and sustain healthy relationships. It’s the first step in helping them create the right kind of Christmas memories for their own children … and we couldn’t make it happen without your prayerful and generous support.
May this Christmas be merry and memorable for you, and may your New Year be particularly joyous!