Monday, December 20, 2010

Heavy Hearted Holidays

When I was a child, all my Christmases were merry.
     I was very blessed.


Now my life is more complex, and this Christmas will be tinged with melancholy and sadness,
     But I am still blessed.


And I also know I am not alone.





I dedicate this post to those out there with hearts heavier than their packages this year,

To the walking wounded who will smile and laugh in spite of their darkness,

And to those who will not smile or laugh, but perhaps weep and be still.


You are not forgotten.  


These days will pass, I pray,
As I whole-heartedly welcome a new year, 
And wish you peace and comfort and joy.


14 comments:

Pixie said...

thank you for that. it is noce to know that we are not alone. blessings to you.

Marydon said...

Merry Christmas ~
Have a beautiful celebration week ~
TTFN ~ Marydon

Jabacue said...

Yes, time IS the 'healer'. I wish you the very best during this season and the New Year.
Jim

Tina said...

Nicely said. One of my friends is in a very dark place this year, and it's my prayer that I can be a comfort to her. I wish you and yours a blessed Christmas.

Claudia said...

I know there are many, many people with heavy hearts this Christmas. I pray that they feel some measure of peace this Christmas.

I pray that for you, too, my friend.

xo
Claudia

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Beansieleigh said...

I've had all kinds of Christmases.. some years easier than others. I do sometimes have trouble rolling with the changes, as those too come in all different shapes, sizes, and colors, don't they... But I wish you the best in the days ahead and in everything you do, and may God comfort you whenever you need Him! ((hugs)) ~tina

sissie said...

I pray that you have a blessed and peaceful Holdiay.

hugs
Sissie

THE OLD GEEZER said...

We all miss our loved ones at this time of the year. My mother and dad both died in 1999 five weeks apart. They loved Christmas and every year at this time I get an empty feeling inside that doesn't go away until the new year. Praise God for New Years.

Good post :-)

I hope you and your family have a Wonderful Christmas :-)

God Bless You, ~Ron
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ILEANA G. said...

Merry Chriatmas and a happy new year. Love your site, I like to read, to feel good about, love your writting, Ileana

farmlady said...

Thank you. I feel this heavy Heartedness this year.
Thank you for thinking of others that carry this feeling around in a season of love,light,and incessant happiness.

Knitty said...

Be as kind to yourself as you would be to another in your shoes this year. Many of us share, or have shared heavy hearted holidays. If we could each take a bit of it for you, we would. There are no magic words or deeds to change things right now, but things will improve. Hug the loved ones nearby and know that your cyber friends send virtual hugs and best wishes to you and yours.

Pam @ Frippery said...

I pray for peace for you this season. Each year brings so many ups and downs for all of us. However it seems especially hard at this time of year for those who live with sadness. Know that blogland holds many friends who wish only good for you in the coming year. Take care, Pam

Buttercup said...

Thinking of you and sending wishes for a happier, easier and better year ahead.

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