Posted by David on December 16, 2001 at 15:28:02:
In Reply to: Needing some help posted by Kimberly on December 12, 2001 at 21:32:38:
My wife died just two days prior to Christmas in 1998. This season of love and family does take on a greyish hue because of her absense.
For me, remembering her love of the season eases the ache. As the holiday approaches, I think of the plans she would be making... the baking... the smells... the shopping for just that one item that fits that specific loved one... the wrapping... all of it brings her alive.
If I let the Christmas embers die because of the pain I feel, Linda would die all over again, each season. She lives in our children and family when we gather to celebrate the gathering and the family's love is seen in our open display of love. She is there when we tear the bright paper for around the present. Her love is a gift we each unwrap Christmas morning.
Your husband's love is still resident in you. Celebrate that gift... remember your first kiss... open that memory like a present under the tree. Remember and live this holiday in his honor, honoring the family and sharing you obviously were.
We celebrate the birth of a child that changed our world. I add to this occasion the name of one who changed my world. I rejoice in having known Linda and for her everpresent love... the gift that shines like bright ornaments on the tree of my life.
God bless you during this season. May you find peace on this earth.
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