Tuesday, December 22, 2015

The Jagged Edge of the Glass

Not my words, but the quote below echos my thoughts on the jagged edge of Christmas 2015. My son died November 4th. My mother found she had cancer three weeks later. Last week she found out it is inoperable. My world is very different than it was at Christmastime last year.

The author I am quoting lost a child to cancer.
 I have stumbled upon four truths about Christmas this year that I would like to share with others who are hurting, grieving, or lonely.
  1. Christmas will be hard.
  2. You aren’t alone in your hurting.
  3. Sitting in a fetal position crying doesn’t change truth number 1, it just gets uncomfortable.
  4. December 26th will come.

So let us raise our glasses to the smooth side, drink in every bit of Christmas joy we can scrape together, knowing that the decorations will soon come down and maybe, just maybe, next Christmas will hold a bit more merriment.


Tony Tsquared said...

ASM826, I understand your pain. My son has been gone since October 29, 2014. There is still not a day that I do not think about him. You and yours are in my prayers.

NE Atlanta

Comrade Misfit said...

I have no words other than "my condolences".

Chad Bell said...

My deepest sympathies. You remain in my prayers. It's not enough, but it's what I can do


pigpen51 said...

Life is hard. God is good. Trite words, perhaps, but also true. I pray for better days in 2016 for all next year, but especially those who have suffered loss in 2015.