Thursday, December 23, 2010

Merry Christmas

The time is fast approaching. Before you know it, Christmas will be here. I have been having some very emotional days with the realization that I won't have my husband next to me at Christmas dinner this year. I didn't realize how hard the situation was going to hit me.

I will be having lunch on Christmas Eve with my nephew and his family. That includes a very active 1 yr old which will make the day enjoyable. Then on Christmas Day, I will have dinner with my husband's sister and her husband. It will be very difficult as it has been only the four of us for the last few years and now one will be missing. I just hope that I can sit at the table without bursting into tears. His sister is still having a hard time too and we will be a wet mess if we can't hold it together. My tears are staying pretty close to the surface the last few weeks.

I may not post again before Christmas so I want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas. And don't forget to remember the reason for the season. Thank you God for sending your son to die on the cross for my sins.


Katherine Thomas said...

Jeanne, I know you will be okay this holiday. Your tears will be tears of celebration and gratitude, as you remember all the love that you have had in your life and continue to have... and you should shed those tears freely, without embarrassment. That's what Christmas is all about: letting the love engulf you and everybody around you. (Easy for me to say, huh?) Bless you, and Merry Christmas!

sue said...

I think Katherine has said it very beautifully ... so just to wish you a happy Christmas shared with friends and family

Marmsk said...

Jeanne, have a lovely Christmas and hopefully you will find tears wash the face of grief and should not be stopped, but let them instead bring you peace. xxx Eileen