Taking that next, right step

This poem by Elena Mikhalkova is perfect for tonight, our family’s Christmas Eve. Our tradition was set at the beginning of our marriage to move our Christmas Celebration to the 22nd and 23rd, so that we could be with our parents in our home town of Ashland, Kentucky, on the 24th and 25th.

So, as we celebrate our 3rd year without that amazing husband, father, and Papa, we’re taking yet another step. Prayers as you take those steps as well.

My grandmother once gave me a tip:

In difficult times, you move forward in small steps. Do what you have to do, but little by little. Don’t think about the future, or what may happen tomorrow. Wash the dishes. Remove the dust. Write a letter. Make a soup. You see? You are advancing step by step. Take a step and stop. Rest a little. Praise yourself. Take another step. Then another. You won’t notice, but your steps will grow more and more. And the time will come when you can think about the future without crying.