For the houses haunted and the ones with things missing.

By Jonathan FrazierDecember 25, 2010

We go looking for what went missing. 

That person they used to call it was priceless where did they go am i that easily replaced

We wonder. We wish we didn’t wonder but we wonder. And especially today.

And the lies, they aim to name us. They whisper on repeat. They know our dreams, they know our fears. The stolen things, they steal us. Steal us from our families, steal our days, even aim to steal our Christmas. 

But that person they said the most amazing things they said they saw me they said i was special i thought we were building something it was priceless to me i thought i mattered to them how could they call it cheap how could they walk away

And our phones buzz all morning with mass messages and we would trade all of them for a moment with that missing thing. 

Or maybe to forget like in Eternal Sunshine could someone just erase it

If you feel abandoned and haunted today, please know you’re not alone. If you feel overwhelmed by questions and pain, please know you’re not alone.

Nobody gets to name you. You are not forgettable. You are not replaceable. You are not your pain. You are sacred and special and alive.

i’m not sure what you make of Christmas but if you celebrate this day then perhaps the message is connected. Perhaps that supernatural impossible miracle baby Jesus, perhaps He came to name us. 

To say you matter. You. Priceless. Special.  Sacred. Unique. To say that all of us are also miracles. Unforgettable. Made for love. Made to be loved and known. Made to know and love. 

Do not give up.

Do. Not. Give. Up. Please.


Find a friend today or take some space or find a song or a book that feels true. Say a prayer. “A prayer for the wild at heart kept in cages.”  

If you need help, then please please ask for help. 

If today is a difficult day, then please know that you are not the only one who feels the way you feel. 

You are not the only one with things missing. Not the only house haunted. 

You are not alone today. You matter very much. You are priceless. 

You. Are. Priceless. 

Merry Christmas.

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