Friday, December 16, 2005
Christmas with Jesus
UPDATE My sister Catherine gave birth early this morning to a healthy baby girl. Both mom and tot are doing fine.
The following is a wonderful, moving poem that I heard for the first time tonight. I was at my daughters "girls" group. One of the girls has to read out a poem or passage each meeting, usually something relevant to the season. This is the poem I heard tonight. Please go to THIS site to view it. http://members.aol.com/sweiss9500/ChristmasHeaven.html
This passage was written by a mother after her daughter passed away. It is very moving, but is comforting also. Its not just appropriate to a grieving parent, but to anyone who has lost a dear one. And doesn't Christmas stir fond memories of past Holidays , shared with those now gone to be with the Lord. I dont want to print it out here as it may infringe her copyright. But when it was read out tonight, there wasnt a dry eye in the place.
I am fortunate to say the only "family"I lost this year was my old cat Grandville. But I have friends who will be missing dear ones this Yule. My thoughts are with them as we celebrate Jesus' birthday.
Grandma, (L) its always a blue Christmas without you.