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Christmas without loved ones

Monday, December 12, 2011

This will be my 11th Christmas without my son and my 13th without the love of my life. I miss them very much and have been a little depressed lately. But I have to remember the Reason for the season and how He has helped me thru all of these years. I sometimes wish that I could just go on and be with them but then I remember that I have another son and three grandchildren to live for.

And I believe that God is not finished with me yet and that He has a reason for me to still be here. So I get up every morning and thank God for another day.
So be thankful for the life that you have. Try to help others who are less fortunate than you. You will find that helping others also helps you.
And don't forget to help yourself by staying on your Sparkpeople program. That is one Christmas present that I am giving myself.

Merry Christmas everyone!!!! emoticon
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LADYGSC 12/12/2011 10:55PM

    I'm so thankful that I have the Lord to comfort me! I can tell you feel the same way. So sorry for your loss loved ones. I too have lost a son, he was my youngest child and it has only been a year, this past November. I've also lost a younger sister, my mother and my father. There are three of us siblings left and I have two more sons and six grandchildren. I'm so thankful for them all and one day when I meet my maker, I pray I will see my family again!! Be blessed and have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Jesus is the reason for the season!

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LAVEL33 12/12/2011 10:20PM

    Sorry for ur lost. I too lost 1 of my brothers 18 yrs ago, and my father 14 yrs ago. That's something you never forget when you lose people you love, but life goes on. I have 2 children & 8 grandkids myself, and they keep in contact with me. Well, you try to enjoy the holidays anyhow. At least you have your "sparkpeople friends" to encorage you. "Lavel"

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FUNKYG1 12/12/2011 6:56PM

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Live for your other son and your grandchildren. Teach the grands about their grandfather and uncle so they may come to life at this time of year.

I lost my mom just before Christmas last year so I know how hard it is on you to be without loved ones. Our grandsons still ask if they can see Tutu (Hawaiian for grandmother) so I show them a picture of her and they seem okay with that. I am so glad she got to know so many of her great grandkids.

Have a Merry Christmas.

Nora

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DARLENEK04 12/12/2011 6:29PM

  I am so sorry for your losses. But God does have a plan.
In His time..

I lost both sets of grandparents, my Dad and one of those
G'ma's within 2 weeks; both my brothers are gone also. I
can so empathize....

Blessings,

Darlene





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GARDENQE2 12/12/2011 1:00PM

    No one is poor who has memories and friends!
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1CRAZYDOG 12/12/2011 10:50AM

    Blessings and peacw to you now and throughout the new year. DEFINITELY He still has plkans for you . . . I feel the same way for myself!!!

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PYNETREE 12/12/2011 10:23AM

    The older we get...the harder the Holidays are. Those memories we treasure,losses, added over the years, become a crepe we drape like decorations around each years holidays.

And it's a real part of what a life is..if it's rich, we have treasures...and loss of those we treasured. But a life that was poor, with just their self, doesn't add on those treasures, so it never really has those losses to miss. Given that , most of us would still chose to have the rich life, even though it's hard to go on feeling the loss, so heavily around the holidays.

So, count your blessings, and count on God to get you through these Holidays. emoticon emoticon Best Wishes, and strength to live Richly!

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NANT406 12/12/2011 9:37AM

    I'm sorry for you losses. I lost my mom and my brother (who was more like a son), so I can relate to how you're feeling. May you have a blessed holiday season.

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