i'm so sorry my friend.As i miss my mom and dad,and my sweet babes noah and sheba the holidays will never be the same as there will always be this emptyness.:elf2:Attachment 5463
My Uncle John who was like a second father to me passed away in 2008 unexpectantly is always in my thoughts especially around the holidays.And in September of this year my best friend of 20 years,her dad died after suffering for many years and 2 days after that my beloved cat Bootie had a heart attack & died so this Christmas is going to be a hard one.
My dad. Second Christmas without him. Still miss him :sad elf:
I have an ornament on my tree that I made many years ago - actually about 32 years ago!!! The ornament includes a photo taken that year on Christmas Day. It was of the whole family - the people I had spent Christmas with my whole life. Three of them have passed away - my Dad passed away in 1989 (scary because I am his age now), my Grandma who died in 1996 and my favorite Aunt, who passed away in 2009. The ornament reminds me of all the great Christmases and great fun we had!
My brother-in-law died this past July at age 46. He loved Christmas! We will definately be thinking of him - especially on Christmas Eve!
My dad, and relatives long gone.
And, the innocent souls in Newtown, CT.
I am adding the children and teachers lost in the recent shooting to the list of people I will remember this Christmas. Their families will also be in my thoughts as their hearts will be heavier and their Christmas less merry. I wish I could wrap my arms around them and take some of the weight, and though they will be missing their loved ones deeply, I still wish them a very happy Christmas. May they share a smile at the memories of the beautiful people they will be missing this year. My heart truly aches for them, I hope they can feel the love and support of those who will be thinking of them, as I am sure I am far from the only person who will hold them in their thoughts this year :tree:
When I was working extra as Santa Claus in a shoppincenter there was a little guy say about 3 yers old that came to me and wisperd in my ear "Santa claus,, I love you" This really came from the hart of the little boy and I got a warm feeling inside my chest, thats what christmas work is about. :-)