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Merry Christmas

Day 82

Our Christmas has been very quiet which is what we had planned. It was our first Christmas without Mom.

I had plans to write about many of my Christmas memories, but that will wait until next year. For now we are recalling other memories and staying in the moment.

Last night was harder somehow. That’s the hard thing about grief — you never know what will bring you face-to-face with the reality of the loss.

We enjoyed seeing our 16 month granddaughter on video with her gifts and sharing calls and texts with family. Such good reminders about the joy of living the life we have been given.

Now we are going to drive down to our daughter’s house to enjoy a little family time. We are not the only people in this family that has experienced loss.

I hope your day has been joyful spent with people you love and care for.

Merry Christmas ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ

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6 thoughts on “Merry Christmas”

  1. I hope your Christmas evening with your daughter and family was healing; missing absent family members is always hard and your loss is so recent.

    Happy 12 days of Christmas to you and your family in the time ahead.

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  2. Maggie,
    Your loss is so recent and I know it is difficult. I am glad you have family to share time with. Take time for whatever brings you some level of comfort. You have such good family connections and a host of good friends who are keeping you close to their heart. I include myself as a member of your tribe. If ever you need/want to talk, I am here.
    Love and hugs,
    Lauren

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  3. I’m a member of the tribe too!! This season I feel as if I’m grieving over something but I do not know what. My mother-in-law was very ill during this time in 1990 and died the day before her baby son, my husband, 46th birthday. This season is always solemn for us but not for the obvious reasons. May God light your steps at this most so.emn of times for you, Maggie. Hugs, Memarge.

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    1. Grief does not come and go on a schedule. It might be a song, or an occasion or just a fleeting memory that brings it all back again. Just take it easy on yourself, too. I am trying to do the same.

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