I am sorry to hear about your dad. I can so relate to what you are going through. I lost my mom in March of 99'...as time goes on so does life. But there is not a day that I don't think of her. The holidays especially make it hard. But you have to stay strong as you have said for your family. They need you. And it's ok to cry at a drop of a hat...heck I still do too sometimes. It's part of grieving and being human. I wish you and your sisters the best. It's nice you have each other to "lean" on. I also wanted to share this special poem for you. I found it online and gave it to my dad...the first Christmas without my mother. I hope you don't mind me sharing it with you. Take care of yourself.
Originally Posted by novelist
Like I posted in another thread, my Dad passed away in October. I'm trying to keep life here at home as normal as possible. I have four sisters and we are all going through the same thing. When we feel down, we call another sister. I have my moments, and cry at the drop of a hat! At the same time, since my Dad had been failing, if he were alive, then we would still worry about him. WE all find comfort knowing he is at peace now., and not suffering anymore. Also, I don't want to ruin the holiday for my wonderful husband and step sons. I know my Dad wouldn't want us to grieve for very long.
I see the countless CHRISTMAS TREES around the world below
with tiny lights like HEAVENíS STARS reflecting on the snow.
The sight is so SPECTACULAR please wipe away that tear
for I am spending CHRISTMAS WITH JESUS CHRIST 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 of the JOY their voices bring
for it is beyond description to HEAR THE ANGELS SING.
I know HOW MUCH YOU MISS ME, I see the pain inside your heart
for I am spending CHRISTMAS WITH JESUS CHRIST this year.
I can't tell you of the SPLENDOR or the PEACE here in this place
Can you just imagine CHRISTMAS WITH OUR SAVIOR face to face
I'll ask him to LIFT YOUR SPIRIT as I tell him of your love
so then PRAY FOR ONE ANOTHER as you lift your eyes above.
Please let your HEARTS BE JOYFUL and let your SPIRIT SING
for I am spending CHRISTMAS IN HEAVEN and Iím walking WITH THE KING.
Wishing you and yours the best!