Hard to believe that so many families on the West Coast will be without their loved ones this Christmas.
Whilst advertisers compel us to spend up large and buy carpet, lounge suits, kettles and playstations; there are many who will be having a very different Christmas.
Nothing can possibly be more precious than having time with those you love. Perhaps if we hold our loved ones close to our hearts during this time before Christmas; then some of the frenzy that can be overwhelming might wash over us and we may indeed find peace and joy. My heart goes out to families who will no longer have those they love come home for Christmas. It is definitely time to slow down, enjoy the moments and enjoy the spirit of Christmas.