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Old 11-21-2007, 04:54 PM
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Glad you are doing better today. It seems the closer we get to the holidays the crazier people seem to get. They are driving crazy, rude to others, Just going nuts.
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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.

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Old 12-01-2007, 07:10 PM
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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.
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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.

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!
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Annette that was beautiful what you wrote.
novelist : Remember always that he is there to help you durning this hard time.
I just found out my friend died this week & It's really hard now.
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Annette that was beautiful what you wrote.
novelist : Remember always that he is there to help you durning this hard time.
I just found out my friend died this week & It's really hard now.
Thanks Mammaduke..How are you doing? I'm sorry to hear about your friend too. Goodness, the Lord must really be trying to fill his choir. I hope all is well with you.
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I think the stress will come on at school as Christmas gets closer. Right now...doin' okay. My prayers do go out to all who are feeling down for any reason.
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Old 12-02-2007, 02:34 AM
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I think everyone feels down at some point during this time of the year, with missing loved ones, financial pressures, time pressures and everything else. The pity is that often people take it out on others who dont deserve it. Pity the counter staff at stores with customers who are rude, abusive and just plain nasty - because of some imagined slight, look at the drivers on the road with road rage and dangerous driving, Look to your neighbours when something doesnt go right - whether it be the cake in the oven burning or the paper being late. Santa Claus may be thought of as larger than life - but then so are most peoples emotions over this time of year. My way of coping is to find a little time each day, be it 5 minutes, where I sit and do nothing but drink a cup of tea and let my thoughts roam - I imagine opening a box in my head, - sometimes I listen to a song, read a poem, watch the water rippling in the river, or just watch the clouds go by. This is my time and I am allowed to be as down and as sad as I want to be. When my time is up I collect up all that sadness and pain, shove it back in the box and lock it away. It will still be there tomorrow - but I control when it affects me.
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Annette: Thank you so much for that beautiful poem. It reminds me of the funeral mass for my father when the priest told us that if someone asked my father if he would like to come back to us, he would say no. Heaven is such a beautiful place, he wouldn't want to leave . Thanks again!
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Annette: Thank you so much for that beautiful poem. It reminds me of the funeral mass for my father when the priest told us that if someone asked my father if he would like to come back to us, he would say no. Heaven is such a beautiful place, he wouldn't want to leave . Thanks again!
You are very welcome. If you get the chance and enjoy to read check out this wonderful book called 90 minutes in Heaven. By Don Piper...I highly recommend it to everyone.
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