It is that time of year – Christmas time. My daughter and I are going through the emotions of not having her dad here for Christmas. Miss 8 has been very emotional – missing her Daddy and being quite teary. As her mum, it is heartbreaking to watch. I feel hopeless, sad, helpless and grief stricken and the only thing I can do is comfort her as best I can.
We look at photos, and talk about him as much as we can. She was 4 when he passed away and she is afraid that she is forgetting him and this upsets her even more. She had forgotten what he sounded like, so I found some voice recordings and played them for her. The smile on her face, when she recognised his voice, lit up the room.
My wish for Christmas is only that I can keep that smile on her face and chase away the sadness from her eyes. Miss 8 is brave, sweet, compassionate, gentle, cheeky and just beautiful. I am ever so proud of her. So very, very proud.
Hold your families close and tight. Love them with an open heart. Seek peace and love. Please.
Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and be safe.
Posted by chezj, 25th November 2014