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  • Writer's pictureAnna Maria De Guid

Christmas Tradition

In Christmas 1980, my maternal grandmother passed away on Christmas morning.

In the 43 years that have passed, that tragic event has been transformed to a most

beautiful and blessed grand family reunion.

Each (of the seven) sibling branch hosts the reunion every seven years. This year, my mother's branch of the family will host the Christmas reunion. Already, preparations have begun!

What tragedy has hit your family lately? I pray that it will be transformed to a beautiful event that can become a legacy of faith, strength, and love. Not to do so can make one easily fall into and continue with deep sadness and much worse, into bitterness, anger, and resentment. Something that could be, as someone said, hell on earth.

Yes, the road will be rough and long. But with unceasing prayers and focus on what could be, there is always hope.

Wishing you a meaningful and blessed Christmas!!!


My name's Anna Maria, and I publish a new video on YouTube's Touched by Grace Today and a new post on my blog every week! Check out for my other articles! If you've been #tbgtoday, feel free to share your story of grace here.

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