by Patricia Jones
(Lake Villa, IL USA)
Joe and the 3 lights of his life
I woke up this morning with the most terrible depressed feeling. I had a doctor's appointment yesterday and to have to circle the W in the marital status field was traumatizing. My husband passed away 2 1/2 weeks ago and I'm having difficulty wrapping gifts for my three grandsons. My tears were falling on the wrapping paper. My husband loved Christmas and loved his 3 grandsons more than life itself. I know I will have many new challenges to deal with over the next year.
I read a blog from another member about a Christmas Angel she received from the funeral home whose services she used. It was a porcelain angel engraved with their son's name on it.
I don't know if it's too late for this year but I am going to get my son and daugher a Christmas Angel with their dad's name on it (either ornament or display type). That way every Christmas they will bring the Angel out and their dad will be part of the celebration of the birth of our savior.
Christmas blessings and peace to all of my fellow grievers