When Someone Is Missing at Christmas

Timely word from my sweet wife!

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We’ve all been there.  Holidays that are meant to be joyful family reunions, but are not quite complete because someone is missing.

Maybe that someone is you.  Or a loved one who couldn’t make it home–or one who has found an eternal home.

It’s a mixed bag of emotions.  Wonderful and horrible at the same time. (Again.)  We are excited to see so many of our dear ones, only to be vividly reminded of the ones that aren’t here…

What then, are we to do?

Do we try not to think about it and put our best face forward?  For those of us that have lost loved ones, or for all of the sweet mothers out there longing for their family to be back in the nest, this idea would be nigh to impossible.

So we choose to embrace it.

We have lost loved ones, celebrated Christmas away from…

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