I originally wrote this Christmas Day last year. But as I am sitting here today I am now reminded that Diane is gone and this will be the first Christmas without her. My godson will be without his mother on Christmas for the first time in his life. I was reminded of this while watching the movie Beaches which is on the television right now. There are so many similarities between the characters in Beaches and my friendship with Diane. This is one of my favorite movies and makes me cry each and every time I watch it. Not sure why I continue to watch it – but I always do.
Below is a poem that was sent to me when my Mom died. It’s providing that same comfort to me knowing that Diane is spending Christmas in Heaven this year. Share it if you want.
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When my Mom passed in June 2008, my whole world came to a complete stand still. I lost my mom, my best friend… the love of my life. Christmas is always a difficult time for me. I spent all of my Christmas Holidays with her. It’s been more than 6 years since I’ve awaken to the smell of her homemade rolls or the smell of turkey. I am really missing having breakfast with her. She always made it so special.
When the 2008 Christmas Season came, someone sent me a card with a typed note inside. There wasn’t a name and no author of the poem. Each year I try to send this to friends who have lost someone this year – someone they will miss this “First Christmas.” If you are missing someone today (even your beloved pet) – they are watching over you. Please share this with those who have lost a loved one this year.
“My First Christmas in Heaven”
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 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 sounds of music can’t compare with the Christmas choir up here.
I have no words to tell you, 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,
but I am not so far away. We really aren’t apart.
So be happy for me dear ones. You know I hold you dear,
and be glad I’m spending Christmas, with Jesus Christ this year.
I send you each a special gift, from my heavenly home above.
I send you each a memory of, my undying love.
After all “LOVE” is the gift, more precious than pure gold.
It was always most important in the stories Jesus told.
Please love and keep each other, as my Father said to do,
for I can’t count the blessing or love he has for each of you.
So have a Merry Christmas and wipe away that tear,
Remember, I’m spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this year.
~~Author Unknown at this time…