I have a 'repeat' card for you today. This was for a challenge a while back that called for a photo to be used. I used a photo that our dear daughter took while looking up at the Gateway Arch, in St. Louis, Mo., one cloudy day. It seemed perfect for the "I miss you" sentiment.
DD, Melissa, is a wonderful photographer. In my humble opinion, she can take a photo of the head of a pin, and make it look like art. I thought this photo only fitting for today's post.
December 8, 1999, was one of the roughest days that I can ever remember. After a very terrible and lengthy battle with cancer, my sister and I lost our dear mother, and our children lost a very special grandmother. I think that we all knew on Thanksgiving that year, that our time with her was very limited, and I also think that was when our prayers began to change. I think, as with any horrible illness, one's prayers change from hoping this treatment, or that treatment will work to add quality and quantity of life, to knowing that they won't, and praying that your loved one's suffering will soon end, and they will be called home. In our case, our latter prayers were answered at 8:30 a.m., on this day 11 years ago. We miss you, mom!
I am not posting this story to bring anyone down today, but to share with you all something that I received in the mail at Christmas in 1999. Although it brought a tear or two, it was such a bright spot in my day that I wanted to share it with you. Perhaps it will help one of you that may be going through a tough time this Christmas.
I'm Spending Christmas with Jesus This Year
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I see the countless Christmas trees around the world below,
with tiny lights, like Heaven's stars reflecting on the snow.
The sight is so spectacular, please wipe away your tear.
For I am spending Christmas, with Jesus Christ this year.
I hear the many Christmas songs that people hold so dear,
but the sounds of music can't compare with the Christmas choir here.
I have no words to tell you, the joy those voices bring,
for it is beyond description, to hear an angel sing.
I know how much you miss me, I see the pain inside your heart,
but I am spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this year, not apart.
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 light your spirit as I tell Him of your love,
so pray one for another, as you lift your eyes up above.
So please let your hearts be joyful, and let your spirits sing,
for I'm spending Christmas in Heaven, and I'm walking with the King.
I hope your day is delightful! It's still very cold here, but thankfully, no snow or ice yet!
Hugs and blessings to all...Patti J.