My husband and is sisters lost their mother 6 months ago,and just 10 months before that they lost their dad.So for the last two years they have had to celebrate Christmas without their parents,which is a sad thing for anyone to have to do.The first year without dad was a sad one ,but this year without mom and dad was even sadder.Your parents are a very important part of your lives and when you lose both in a little over a years time it is a hard thing to get through.We did our Christmas at my SIL 's daughter's home today and everyone did have a wonderful time,but mom and dad were truly missed by their children,daughter in law ,and son in laws,and grand children.
We all took men and women gifts to play dirty Santa,and gifts just for the kids to open,This is something we did each year with my husbands family.No buying for everyone or swapping names just playing dirty Santa and we had lots of fun playing.Well any way my sister in law brought her brother and two sisters a little gift.It was a poem framed and it was just beautiful,to help them get through Christmas without mom this year.It is a wonderful poem for anyone who is spending Christmas for the first time without someone they love and miss.I would like to share this poem with you and have you share it with someone you know that might need a lift in their spirit for having to spend Christmas without a loved one.I wish i would have had this to read the first year we spent Christmas without my older brother whom I lost 4 years ago.
My First Christmas In Heaven
I see the countless Christmas Trees around the world below,
With tiny lights,like Heaven's stars,reflecting on the snow.
The sight is so spectacular;please wipe away that tear,
for I am spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this year.
I hear the many Christmas songs that people hold so dear,
But the sounds of the music can't compare with the Christmas Choir up here.
I have no words to tell you,the joy their voices bring,
For It is beyond description to hear the angels sing.
I know how much you miss me,I see the pain inside your heart,
But I am not so far away,We really aren't apart.
So be happy for me dear ones,You know I hold you dear
And be glad I'm spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this year.
I send you each a special gift from my Heavenly home above,
I send you each a memory of my undying love.
After all,"Love" is the gift, more precious than pure gold.
It was always most important in the stories Jesus told.
Please love and keep each other,as my Father said to do,
For I can't count the blessings or the Love he has for each of you
So have a Merry Christmas and wipe away that tear,
Remember, I'm spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this year.
I am not sure where this poem was found,but I do know it made us all feel a lot better about Christmas without mom.We do miss her badly,but to think she is spending Christmas in Heaven with Jesus Christ is a wonderful thought to carry in your heart.So if you are missing a lost Love one here at Christmas Time just remember that they are in Heaven spending Christmas with Jesus Christ.