Such lovely thoughts. We have homemade crochet snowflakes made by my hubby’s grandmother who is no longer with us. We always put them on our tree and remember her sweet smile and spirit. It brightens our holiday.
Christmas, my favorite holiday, hasn’t been the same for seven years now. Our beautiful daughter-in-law died in a car crash just before Christmas in 2003, leaving my son a widower and my grandson without a mother. Fortunately there is plenty of family around to fill in the spaces left by her death and I’m proud to say that my precious grandson, now 12, is happy and well-adjusted. We miss Rebecca and know that she is watching over her son, as are we.
This Christmas my boys and I are dealing with the grief that comes as the result of my husband of 29 years, their father, choosing to leave us. It has been a little more than 2 months since he walked out of the house, without explanation. We are learning daily about God’s grace and love, and even finding joy!
We are choosing to celebrate this Christmas!
Below is a link to a page on my website about our Christmas card. We wanted to share our thoughts about the hope we have in Christ Jesus our Savior-even in this sad time-especially in this sad time!
God is good- really- He is!
My 22 year old daughter went home to heaven 6 months ago following a 2 year battle with AML leukemia.
Christina loved Christmas so very much and though I am finding it very hard to think about celebrating in our traditional family way, I found ways to find joy in the true meaning of Christmas.
Starting a new traditon I sent cards with angel ornaments enclosed to many of her friends who are struggling with missing her too. I hope the angel they get will remind them of the message the angels had for us 2000 years ago “… i bring you glad tiddings and great joy … A savior was born!” and that one day we will again be celebrating together in heaven with Him.
I also pray for the many other mothers who may have lost a child this year to find peace in knowing Jesus. and to find Joy in the light we can shine for others to see that would point them to an eternity in heaven.
thank you Patsy… over the years i have read your books and seen you at WOF conferences, and glad you addressed this topic…you have made me smile again with your love for others
Very nicely said I love the sentiment.
Well said!!! Never to downplay the pain but to remember that “if we give into sadness, it becomes a sickness”. Have enjoyed my brief time on your blog and will surely be back when I can stay longer.