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Happy? Holidays….

  “Happy Holidays”….we hear so much this time of year… everywhere you go people are saying it, songs are being sung about it and even the media is saturated with it. but I can’t help but think of people I know that may not think this is a “Happy Holiday”.  I have a dear friend from high school who lost her mother this year – a friend from college who lost her mother… wonderful woman I work with said good bye to her mother less than a month ago.  A friend who lost her grandmother…An old co-worker and friend who lost her true love just last week…How do they look at this holiday season and feel “happy” when their mom isn’t there…their grandma…the love of their life isn’t there… I can’t imagine the sadness the holidays might bring. I know people always say “but they are with us in spirit” – is that enough? I don’t know. For the people I know who have suffered loss this year to someone close – here is a poem I came across…I hope that you do find peace and happiness this holiday.

 

 

 

Christmas in Heaven
by Unknown

‘Tis Christmas in Heaven
What a beautiful sight!
It’s my first one here;
Everything is all right.

The crib is adorned
With the brilliance of stars,
Wisemen have come
From Venus and Mars.

I’ve met all our dear ones
Who preceded us here;
The reunion was lovely,
An event full of cheer.

And tonight we’ll all gather,
In reverence we’ll kneel,
For the Babe in the cradle
Up in Heaven is Real.

I think of my family
that I left behind
And I pray that your Christmas
Is as blessed as mine

Please shed no more tears,
For my soul is at rest,
Just love one another;
Live life to its best.

Yes, It’s Christmas In Heaven,
So I’ve heard them say,
Yet, Christmas In Heaven
Happens every day.