Friday, December 25, 2009

this day

As you wake this Christmas morning, you may feel alone lying in your bed. You may feel far from your beloved that you've lost. You may cry and feel sorry for yourself. You may watch your children open their presents as tears roll down your cheeks.
But know that we are not alone. We are all facing this together. Your loved ones are with you, if in spirit, memory or in your children, whatever you may believe.
I know that, for me, knowing that you are experiencing a similar morning is enough to make me not feel so sorry for myself. I am not really alone. You know. You understand. You are facing the same day as me.
Try to find the light and joy in the day. Be thankful for all that we do still have left. Find joy in remembering all that we have had and the memories that we keep so close to our hearts. Remember to make new joyous memories.
I am thinking of you all today. Merry Christmas!!!!!


Jill said...

Sending love your way.

Merry Christmas.

Jen said...

Ah, the day is bittersweet. My daughter thoroughly enjoys her presents, the pre-dinner bread and cheese, the Christmas music. I miss my husband with a permanent ache. It's good and terrible at the same time, as it has been ever since he died.

I'm glad you made it through. My thoughts are with you, too, Jackie -- another major holiday survived. May they get easier, more sweet and less bitter, each year.

Carrie said...

Thank you Jackie, your post was comforting to me as I am still very emotional today from getting through the first Christmas without my husband.
Love to you and your kids,

leigh in the sav said...

what a beautiful picture of the kiddos with santa! a beautiful post that i am sure resonated with and comforted many.