Last updated: July 18. 2013 1:50PM - 127 Views
Debbie Rolen
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With Christmas only a few days away, the rush is on to make ready for Christmas traditions to repeat or be born. While we are baking, cooking, attending events, packing for trips, there are people who need others to remember Christmas is the season of giving.

In our world today, unemployment is high and people are hurting. Many are struggling to make ends meet and the basic needs may be a stretch. Christmas is a time for reaching out to help others.

It’s also a time to be thankful for everything we have, the “gifts” we have in our lives. Every day I am thankful for my two daughters, but especially this Christmas, we should all take the time to be thankful for the most treasured gifts of all: children.

I can remember when my two daughters were young and the excitement and anticipation they experienced not only for Christmas, but anything new or different they learned, found or did. I am so proud of the women my daughters have become and the way they are raising my three grandchildren. They are the light of my world and my daily inspiration.

The tragedy in Connecticut is a heartbreaking reminder of just how precious children are, how fragile life is and how the world we live in has changed.

Make that tragedy a reminder to value every day spent with or dedicated to the happiness or care of children.

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