Another Christmas Without You

Even though you are so far away
I still think of you every day.
Another year has come and gone
You will always be my beautiful one.
You went away- up through heaven's door
My love is so strong, it's like never before.
Knowing that you will never suffer or feel hate
Only peace, happiness and love
Since God has given you this fate.
When my days on earth are over, I will be there
And then I can show you how very much I care.
Pure overflowing joy as we'll never have to part
You'll be right by my side-And not just in my heart.
Christmas is so difficult and tough for me
As I am overwhelmed with precious memories
Wishing you were here to join in the laughter
and sharing your smiles and your joyful chatter.
I know if you were here, this is what you would say
"Please don't be sad mom, we'll meet again one day"
But, until that day, when my dream is real
I believe I understand, just how I must feel.
So as we celebrate the birth of Jesus
I thank Him for bringing you to me
Though we are separated for a little while
Our parting is only a minute compared to eternity.

I love you dearly my darling Tina
until we meet again.
Your loving Mom
©Linda Rice
November 28, 2004

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 the tears.
For I'm spending Christmas with Jesus 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.

For I have no words to tell you, the joy their voices bring.
For it is beyond description to hear an angel sing.
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 then pray one for another as you lift your eyes above.

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.

Author Unknown
Thank you Beth (Hayes mom) for this lovely globe
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Thank you Shirley (Laurie's mom)
for this beautiful gift
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"Merry Christmas Darling"
Performed by Karen Carpenter
Thank you dear Frida
for this lovely ornament
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