Tonight, is Christmas Eve and I am snuggled up in my favorite pajamas, watching the Nativity Story, peeking, at the clock, and waiting for bedtime, so I can send at least the youngest off to dreamland before I begin wrapping the gifts and stuffing the stockings. Although there is not much this year, we have love, peace, and hope for tomorrow. There is an ache in my heart as always because Alex is celebrating in heaven but this year the ache runs deeper as it is the first Christmas in 37 years without my Father. I know we will be visiting family over the course of the next couple of days as it is also my brother Steve’s birthday ((2 days after Christmas)). A lot of us are missing friends and loved ones this year and from years past that have gone on home. My Godmother, bless her, made the best apple pie and I surely miss them this time of year. Alex always had a trick or prank up his sleeve and Dad would have a camera plastered to his face pretty much the second we walked in the door. This Christmas, as you celebrate with loved ones, please, remember the ones that have crossed through the pearly gates. Speak their name, share the memories you have, feel the love they left behind and share that love with us, those left behind and grieving. That is truly the best gift I could ask of anyone.
Published by Amanda-Lyn
I reside in the heart of New England with my 2 sons and my husband. My eldest son visits us frequently. When not in the office, I love to sing and to write and more than anything I love God and I follow Him truly truly ♥ View more posts