The holidays are almost here! I love me some Thanksgiving- the food, family, thankfulness. The food. =) And don't even get me started on how much I love Christmas. Music, Advent, Jesus, presents! So many things to love. Oh, I almost forgot Christmas trees! Decorations! Twinkle lights! Love, love, love. Back when I was single, I enjoyed all those things, but there was also an extra amount of loneliness and sadness for me during the holiday season. Married life brings its own set of complexities to work through during the holidays (more on that another time), but generally speaking I am more content now in November and December than I was before I got married. My singleness felt heavier and harder when Thanksgiving and Christmas rolled around each year.
Thanks for all the great feedback about the conclusion to my dating story! It feels so good to have finally accomplished a writing goal that I set so long ago. Although, now I'm all, "What do I write about next?" Fortunately, I'm not lacking in post ideas. It's more that I don't quite know which one to pick first. I've decided not to think too hard about it and just keep writing.