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Monday, December 23, 2013

Missing Our Beloved At Christmas

Christmas Without The Dearly Departed

The tree this year stands at 2 feet, and a tiny string of lights seems just enough.  The complexity of emotions revealed at Christmas just after the death of a dear loved one can be impossible to manage.  We pray for the Grace of God and hope to behave gracefully at this most bittersweet time of year.

To reconcile it all makes no sense.  Be and breathe.  Cry and rejoice.  Trust in Him to comfort you.  We can only do the best we can do, in each hour and day.  Take no stock in the material and offer a smile of joy.    

There is a beautiful poem below the tree:

Christmas In Heaven

We’re wondering what Christmas in Heaven is like  
As we grieve alone and pray,  
longing for one who has gone before  
To spend Christmas in Heaven today. 

And so in our dreams we wander far  
From the scenes and sounds of earth  
‘Til we catch the strains of the Heavenly choir  
As they sing of the Christ Child’s birth. 

The Angels we envision there  
As they join in the restal gay 
And there amid the throng is our Loved One 
Spending Christmas in Heaven today. 

There’s joy in the faith that teaches  
When our life’s work is done 
Of a place in Heaven awaiting  
And the crown we worked for is won. 

In our grief may we learn well the lesson  
So to work and suffer and pray 
As to merit the joys of our loved one  
And to spend Christmas together some day.

~author unknown

Published by TCFAtlanta.Org

Merry Christmas to you and yours,


  1. What a beautiful & emotional poem. Merry Christmas to you as well, Denise.

    1. Dear Catherine,
      Thank you for reading, I wish I knew who wrote the poem. May your Christmas Merry as well.......Peace


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