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Today I cried because I realised that this will be the fourth Christmas since my first born had passed away before taking his first breath. I have another two children now but I still feel grief during times of celebration. My children and I went to visit their brother at the cemetery this week and left him a present, and my daughter sung row row row your boat to him. I feel so blessed that I have beautiful children, but I still have sadness in my heart.


Posted anonymously, 13th December 2019


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  • My dad and my mother in law, who both passed away. But I also missed my son, daughter, grandson and mum as I didn’t get to see any of them last Christmas


  • For those no longer with us, I’ll be missing my dad and my mother in law. For those still alive who I also will be missing, my mum, my son and grandson.


  • I miss my grandfater so much during times like these. I would do anything to have him back. I also miss my papa because although he is here still physically with us, he has dementia, so he really isnt here anymore


  • The first year following my Mum’s death has to be the saddest Christmas ever for me. As the years come and go the pain lessens a little bit hit home every Christmas and all special family events including birthdays, wedding anniversaries etc.


  • I miss friends and relatives who have passed. They are always in my heart though.


  • We miss my Dad every Christmas. He passed away suddenly when my little one was barely 6 weeks old, and so never got to enjoy a Christmas with her. He would have been such a doting Poppy.


  • I lost my FIL on Christmas Eve and my darling Dad on 4th January – so Christmas and New Year is always a bitter sweet time for me …. these special times never feel the same again once you have lost loved ones around this time, but I try to use these occasions to celebrate their lives, send prayers to them and hope (know) that they are looking down on me with love xx


  • Bless all who feel the pain !


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  • My mum passed away when I was 15 I am in my sixties now and Christmas time is when I miss her the most. I miss watching her make the fruitcake for Christmas and decorate the house- it is the little things.


  • That is the only part of Christmas that is a real problem, so many people seem to miss loved ones the most this time of year. And also those who do not have any family to share with.


  • I will miss my nan and my cat this Christmas


  • My Mum its been 4 years now since she passed away and Christmas is just not the same without her as she always went to so much trouble making everything was perfect


  • I miss my sister the most, she’s always on my mind especially on special days.


  • Each Christmas for the last 36 years I wonder what my oldest daughter would be doing know and what would she be doing. For my brother I last saw him 36 years ago on Christmas day and it has been 35 years since he left this world. These two are the ones I miss the most at Christmas. I went on to have more children which included two daughters, these do not replace the one hour I had with Sarah, she is always in my mind. As for my brother he was my only brother and so can not be replaced.


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