My First Christmas in Heaven (for Jerry I Love you son)

by Pat Foster

Someone sent this to me and I would like to share it with those of us who spending our first Christmas without our loved ones................
My First Christmas in Heaven

I see the countless Christmas trees around the world below,
With tiny lights like Heaven's stars reflecting in the snow,
The sight is so spectacular, please wipe away the tear,
For I am spending Christmas with Jesus this year,
I hear the many Christmas songs that people hold so dear,
But the sound of music can't compare with the Christmas choir up here,
I have no words to tell you the joy their voices bring,
For it is beyond description to hear the angels sing,
I know how much you miss me, I see your painful heart,
But I am not so far away, we really aren't apart,
So be happy for me dear ones, you know I hold you dear,
And be glad I'm spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this year,
I send you each a special gift from my Heavenly home above,
I send you each a memory of my undying love,
After all,love is the gift more precious than pure gold,
It was always most important in the stories Jesus told,
Please love and keep each other, as my Father said to do,
For I can't count the blessing or Love He has for you,
So have a Merry Christmas and wipe away the tear,
Remember I'm spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this year.

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Dec 25, 2014
Thank You
by: Monica

I want to say what a wonderful poem this is. My husband was murdered 10yrs ago an we have 3 son's. I now also have an 8yr old son who's father past away from cancer afew months ago. So I have 4 son's ages 22,20,16,& 8 who i shed tears thinking about when i read this... It's jus what my lil guy needed to read this yr as well.

Thank You...

Aug 14, 2014
My little Angel
by: Abie

Dear Gareth Daniel Junior born on 27 December 2012 right into God's loving arms. Mum misses you , life is never the same without you, life came tumbling down the day i lost you. I love you , love you so much but it seems God loved you even more!!!!!!!!!!

Dec 25, 2013
Missing my sister, brother and father
by: Sandy

My beautiful sister passed away 12 yrs ago, and just when I thought I had accepted and healed from her death, both my father and brother died earlier this year within a couple of months of each other. I have been staying busy this Christmas season to avoid the river of tears, every time I think of them.. I am the oldest and I have lost my only two siblings relatively young. My fathers death was also sad, but he lived a much longer happy life. More difficult and crushing than my own pain is my mother's. I can barely stand to be around her because her grief is excruciating to watch. She has buried 2 of her 3 children. I have made a conscious decision to live healthy and safe so to spare my mother my death. I have promised to do all I can to stay alive during her life. God help us heal....the holes are so big, it may take multiple lifetimes to heal them.

Dec 24, 2013
1st Yr without my husband-best friend..passed 10-29-2013
by: Carol C.

This is such a beautiful touching poem-story & deeply affected me. I've tried to stay positive even at times cheerful trying to focus on fun good memories my husband and I had w/family of Christmas past. He passed away October 29, 2013 after many yrs of slow debilitating progressive illness' but then in August, 2013 got Cellulitis in his foot, Diabetic and drs said surgery not possible..his overall health so bad..only had few weeks to couple months to live..I was shocked!! Yes I knew he was dying but no "time frame" put on it until then..someone kicked me in my heart! We got him home..9-12-13 as I promised not to put him in a rehab/hospice center as he was adamant not to go there..we took care of him until God came and took him home. I'm hurting so bad..grief is overwhelming and guess not surprised as all I've read and listened to is will has. I went into a store today and they played the song "The Christmas Shoes" and I started crying right there in the aisle..I couldn't stop the tears as the memories of even last Christmas watching that movie together & more heart wrenching because my husband said then "this is my last Christmas"..I tried to be positive and said.."'ll be here next yr too"..he just shook his head NO! He was right! I find it amazing he like so many can almost pinpoint a time frame so close..i've seen others do it as well. I beleive God is giving them insight so they can prepare themselves as much as possibly able to; take care of details but also try to help loved ones espec spouse/partner-children-parents be aware too. but us, loved ones tend to not shrug it off but try to err on side of trying to be "positive encouraging". I broke down in the car going home earlier tonight hearing another Christmas song..had to turn it off. I'm not sure how to get thru these next couple of days then New Years too except thru Prayer but my heart still breaking like he just passed...I miss him so much so much ..

Dec 23, 2013
The night sky
by: Anonymous

I love you Sky. I miss you every minute of every day. I miss you even more on special days like Christmas and school vacation. You were so good, and that's why you changed? Your lessons were all learned? At 17? How could that be?
We will celebrate all of you every second of Christmas and every day... Forever waiting to see you again... Love you more than anything...

Dec 18, 2013
Husband's First Christmas in Heaven
by: Peg

My husband passed away on Oct. 5, 2013 after a lengthy illness. I plan to share this beautiful poem with my children this Christmas. We miss him so very much, but are happy he is out of pain and with The Lord.

Dec 05, 2013
First Christmas witout son
by: Olivia

I will be sharing this poem with my brother who lost his 17 yr old son this year January 6, 2013. His name was Martin Alberto Garza he was my brothers pride and joy we miss him so much! Not one day goes by I don't think about my nephew he was a good kid. The thing that hurts me the most is knowing my brother is in a lot of pain and there is nothing I can do to make that pain go away. He was my brothers only son and a good one, he was my brothers right hand. My brother does not feel like doing anything this yr for Christmas since it will be his first Christmas without his son, maybe this beautiful poem will give him encouragement. I loved your poem. May God give your heart comfort as well as my brothers and anyone else who is spending their first christmas without their loved one. God Bless!

Dec 04, 2013
My Son Scott Wayne Noble
by: Gary Noble

On September 20th 1980 My Wife Rosetta gave me the most special gift that a man could ever dream of , My first son . That day there could not have been any man on this earth more proud than i was at that time. I walked around head held high a smile that looked as though it had been painted on my face.As the years went by he and i was inseparable . We did things together that most fathers could only dream of doing with a son . We fished , played ball , cars and everything a Father and son should go through life sharing their time with each-other . The countless hours we spent as referee's in the sport of soccer on the same field as a team were so precious . Time's i would give anything to have back. Then on May 6th , 2013 Our Lord called Scott home at the early age of 32 . The pain , the miss understanding of how God could do this ate at me for the longest time and in a seance i must admit still does . How do we go on in life with these thought's . How do we face each and every day with the pain and sorrow ? If any one of you that may read this , all i can say is don't give up your faith , and don't ever have doubt's or question your Lord for it is in him i will be with my son again in the heavens . Until then we will have the precious memories and story's to share with each-other this Christmas Holiday and all the other's to come .

Dec 29, 2012
Love it!
by: Luis

I lost my younger child, age 22, last June 2012,in a car acc ident in TN. Her birthday was July.

Dec 23, 2012
The passing of my dear brother, Darren Givens
by: A Givens

On Dec. 11, 2012, my brother Darren Givens, age 43 went home to be with the lord after battling being ill for sometime and being misdiagnosed for numerous months only to find out he had a life threatening illness called Amyloidosis. There is no cure for this horrible disease only options that may by you more time if caught early enough. I lost my sister when she was 12 and I was 11. I am 35 and now have lost my brother at 43. He had a wife and three beautiful children (Girl 21, Girl 10, and Boy 8). I think about so many things this holiday season and one specific thing that comes to mind is how often we as human beings take things for granted. I myself have done that so many times. The other thing I reflect on is that things and what you have possession wise such as name brand clothes, purses, jewelry, glasses, nails, a tan, a new car, etc. are not important in life. What is important is the people, the joy, the laughter, the love, the moments ...all of them wrapped into one! I hope this Christmas and throughout your life you remember this as this is truly important and it is God's truth and testiment that you love everyone no matter what and don't judge based on what someone looks like, has or doesn't have because it is the pure beauty of each person that brings joy, laughter, love and memories that will be cherished forever. God bless you all with love.

Dec 18, 2012
Proud Dad and Mom
by: Anonymous

We too lost our son Oct 25,2000. Sgt Joseph M. Ekstam, Army Veteran with 12 years service died in a motorcycle accident at Ft. Benning,Ga on that very day. Joe was the perfect son and to this day 12 years later he is in our thoughts and minds constantly.We talk of him to everyone,strangers,family,anyone and are proud to do so. Joe was a great artist and I hand out miniatures of his self-portrait to everyone.We know joe is in the right place and find peace knowing that some day we will be back with him.Love your babies everyday and never take your time with them for granted..Love you JOE. MOM and DAD

Dec 17, 2012
Our son was named Jerry
by: Donna and Roy

We also lost our son Jerry on November 16th, 2002 and there are really no words to express the pain we feel even today.
It doesn't seem like it has been 10 years. It is more like it has just happened.
The sadness and pain, especially this time of year, get even stronger when we know that he should be here with us.
Our Jerry was only 21 years old and died along with his friend Brian, 21 also, at the hands of someone who forced them off the road and into a lake where they died on that cold November night.
Of course the, so called police, did absolutely nothing to prosecute this person who was responsible for our son Jerry and Brian's death.
That is what magnifies the hurt also.
We always pray for those who have lost loved ones no matter what time of year they go to the Lord but this time of year seems to make you miss them even more if that is possible.
We share this poem with people to, maybe, comfort them with the knowing that their loved one is spending this Christmas and all future Christmases with the Lord Jesus.
Thank you for sharing.

Nov 12, 2011
What a sweet and encouraging poem
by: Janis

We lost our daughter four days after Christmas last year... She absolutely loved Christmas....snow...making gifts for people (she was 20 when she died) Loved listening to Christmas music. So I have just been heart sick...just in anguish as Christmas is approaching. Thank you so much for posting this song ((HUGS)) I'm going to copy it and share it!!
Blessings to you

Jan 19, 2011
My heart goes out to you
by: sue robinett

I had the same exact experience with the no insurance no admit deal with my daughter. Robyn went to the hospital ER on dec.28th, 2010 with pain in her abdomen, i insisted on a ct scan which showed an inflamed pancreas. Instead of keeping her and treating her with fluids and anti inflammatory meds they sent her home with pain meds. She didnt have insurance either.

The very next morning she was rushed back to the ER and in the time I got there 20 minutes later she was in organ failure. Less than 24 hours from her first visit to the ER, she was gone. This is not right, and there is NOTHING we can do about it! I am sincerely sorry for the loss of your child, my thoughts and prayers are with you.

Jan 13, 2011
This was our 1st Christmas w/out our 22yr. Old son were devestated and depressed
by: Kendra Murray

Thank you so very much for posting that poem I've read it over and over again, lil Gregory was our only very sweet loving and the most giving son we have two daughters that are just as giving and loving we are all severely in pain dad also is so Withdrawn his son did everything with him and myself our family was so close that all of my kids friends were jealous as were others that new us he got a earache and swelling of the earlobe so to the ER he went they gave him two types of antibiotics 3days later he yelled for me and he was vomiting and couldn't lift his head and was swollen from above his eye down the rt. Side of his face back to the ER he was there all day came home with pain meds and rocephen he had iv.

They didn't keep him because he didn't have insurance he had owned his own company but took care of his dad after a 4 disc surgery we all went to bed and gregorys dog barked when his heart stopped. My husband and I ran in and big Greg did CPR till paramedics came 4 mins was a lifetime he came back but they kept him sedated and intubated 17 days later my best friend and mamas boy was in heaven I never left his side if he would of had insurance they would of kept him 22 yrs is too young any age is too young to die if it be no insurance no DR. What has this world come to. Anyway thank you again Kendra

Dec 06, 2010
Thank you
by: Jessica Herrmann

Dear Pat,
Thank you so much you wonderful person. Although this will not be my first Christmas without my wonderful loving husband...I have read that poem often. I believe with all my heart that he is with me, loving me, watching our Nieces and Nephew and our beautiful God daughter on christmas morning. Hold on to the faith, my dear. Please feel free to email me, my address is May God bring you comfort, and love.

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