The signs of Christmas are everywhere from the decorations of our city streets, the neighborhood Griswold family house lit up with lights, displays in stores, shows on television, advertisements, and even wreaths affixed to the front grill on cars. So, it must be the Holiday season.
I have seen and talked to some that their Holiday season begins this afternoon when their office closes until 2014…now that must be nice. But for many of us, the door never closes. Remember that there was no room in the inn for Joseph and Mary? Hotels don’t close during the Holidays. Hospitals, nursing homes, hospice facilities that care for the sick and elderly of our society, never close. Police, Fire and EMT respond to our emergency needs…they never close. Our Military personnel protecting us from our enemies never stop laying their lives on the line so that we can enjoy the Holidays…never close.
Death does not come at a convenient time, so there are funeral professionals that will serve families of a loved one died during the Holidays. Many of our fellow funeral professionals will answer calls from families in the coming days that lost their loved one…some of those calls will be tragic and unexpected deaths. But, no matter what’s going on in our personal lives, funeral professionals, like those others listed above are called to care…others depend on us. Funeral homes never close.
So, to my fellow funeral professionals, thank you for caring during this Holiday season and being dependable to those that will require your services. I ask that you recognize and offer your personal thanks to the other people just like us that are called to care in their own chosen professions. Merry Christmas Y’all.