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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 one...my hope is that you can somehow find a way to honor them...to 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.