Monday, December 12, 2011

Christmas Wish Countdown #14

                                                                 Just one wish a day...

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#25 to Mend All Broken Hearts
#24 for all to have A Proper Nest
#23 to Give Selflessly
#22 to Remember to Look Up
#21 Delight in the Sweetness of Christmas
#20 Reflect on Favorite Years' Past
#19 to Play for Him pa rum pum pum pum
#18 to Begin or Uphold Family Traditions
#17 May you be inspired to Sing With the Angels
#16 Deck the Halls and Find Christmas Cheer
#15 by chance, May you Be Kissed Under the Mistletoe

                                                 My wish for you today is that you find a way to
                                                Honor the One You Love and Miss in Heaven

Sadly, holidays are not cheerful for everyone.  Those who have lost loved ones (just recently or even long, long ago) often struggle during this time of year, grieving deeply.  It can be very difficult for them to simply get through the days leading UP to Christmas because they are focusing on the one who won't be there this year to share in what is supposed to be a joyous occasion.

If you have been there, you know the loneliness, the emptiness that comes THAT first Christmas.   Your heart is heavy.  Much of the day (and especially the dark of night) is spent crying.  You wonder how the rest of the world can just KEEP going...

                         It is almost impossible to see any light at all in all that darkness.

But the light IS there...always there...Even when you cannot see anything but glowing embers, there is a small fire still burning...

If you are presently grieving...or know of someone in your life working through the loss of a loved hope is that you can somehow find a way to honor keep their memory alive. 

It can be simple, yet meaningful.  A new ornament.  A loving donation given in their memory.  A seedling tree to be planted out in the yard.  An angel.  A necklace.  A plaque.  A poem written just for them.

What matters is the remembering...the thinking of them, the one loved and missed so very much.

                                   We can all find a memory to GIVE tucked away in our heart.

My wish for you this Christmas is that you somehow find a way to 

honor the one you love and miss in Heaven.


  1. Woof! Woof! Wonderful WISH List. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  2. I totally know what you are talking about. I lost my Mom about 15 years ago and the holidays are still hard (because she was very sick during that time before she died). I honor her in January on her birthday and the day she died (which happens to be the day before her birthday). I always take those days off of work. On the day she died I reflect on her life and let myself be as sad as I want. For her birthday I go do something really cool that she would have loved to do (like snowshoeing or hiking or something). I feel for everyone else that has to live with a death of a close family member too. It's a real bummer.

  3. I get this completely. This holiday season we'll be missing my great great (human) grandma, mom's first dog, and the last dog before me who didn't live to see her first Christmas.
    Dachshund Nola

  4. Beautiful post.....we have so many to remember this Christmas and every Christmas.

    Thank You

  5. That was beautiful, Scrappy... We miss Mr Phoo so much - but we know he is not hurting anymore & forever happy in our hearts and all smiles & tail wags in the big yard in the sky