Who can believe that Christmas Day has arrived? Wow. The year has flown by. They say the older you get, the faster the time goes….yikes…we think they might be right.
We wanted to wish each of YOU (yes, you) the most wonderful, joy-filled Christmas! We hope that you are surrounded by loving friends and family and that you can take a moment to relax and breathe.
And, we know that sometimes holidays can be hard. You might want to throw a chair though a window if you hear "it's the most wonderful time of year" again. If that's you this Christmas…that's okay. If you are having a hard time…that's okay. You can be honest. You can be quiet. I (kate) would be lying if I said there weren't Christmases that I didn't cry my way through. One Christmas I was going through a breakup and literally sat and stared out the window, past the Christmas tree full of lights and wanted to bury my head in a pile of blankets. I cried and I cried. That's actually when I started the song "Don't Feel A Thing" that ended up on our Songs On The 17th Vol. 1 album. I think back then I tried keeping it all inside…not sure why, I just didn't want my problems to bum other people out. But, I think I've learned now being honest with pain is the best way to bring healing…and not only to yourself but to everyone. Now when I'm feeling something I really try to say it out loud and be honest. Because, I think that's ok.
Not meaning to be debbie downer. We hope and pray that this Christmas season you are joyous and life is AWESOME. But, if you're not…we want you to know that YOU ARE NOT ALONE. We've said it once, we'll say it a thousand times…we are all in this together. Maybe we could all reach out today to someone? Send someone a text or blow their minds and CALL them. Write an email. Think of someone that might not have many people around them celebrating today. Tell someone that's having a hard time not to get over it but that you are getting in it with them. We think that would be an epic way to spread holiday cheer.
God gave us Jesus…Emmanual…"God With Us"…so that we wouldn't be alone.
We are SO thankful for each of you. Honestly, you don't know how much you mean to us.
Love, love, love.
Jill and Kate
PS. Merry Christmas to you. 3 free songs can be downloaded at: https://soundcloud.com/jill-and-kate