Celebrate. It's a word that goes with looking with joy at an event that has happened. This is SO much a part of the word celebrate.
But sometimes celebrate means relief.
Like when my dad died this spring. We didn't jump up and down with joy at his passing, we didn't have a big 'ole party, but we did celebrate the fact that no longer was he in pain. Oh, such pain he suffered over his last years. Mental, emotional, physical.. he hit it all. We did celebrate (with tears) that at last he was home where he belonged, with God in heaven, being fully mindful of the things of God, and perhaps, just perhaps minding the miscarried babies that have gone on before. Just maybe doing that. (would be a neat thing eh?).
Soon some homeschooling people we know will be doing the same.
Celebrating that their daughter is no longer struggling and suffering BADLY because of brain cancer. The joy will be there that she knew the Lord, and sorrow will be there full well, but the celebration that her struggles are over, the she is now with the Lord at AT REST at long last. That will be mixed in as well.
Celebrations can be light and fun and ever so cheery.. like at my 50th birthday this year. Boy, that was just fun having a few friends up. But that fun, doesn't negate the relief celebrations that also happened this year.
Let us celebrate shall we not? The things that need celebrating?? T'is good and right to do so, yes? :)