12.24.2017

A SPECIAL CHRISTMAS WISH

I have posted this image, and this message now for many years, 2012 being the first year.  Holidays, anniversaries, many days and dates throughout each year bring memories of joy, and of sadness to those who have lost a loved one.  Early on sadness and grief far outweigh memories of good times, it is the natural order.  I am now blessed and thankful to have the fullness of joyful memories.  I share my thoughts this year with three of my cousins whose beloveds have left their earthly homes, I understand and feel their loss and they are in my prayers ~ Patty U., Kathy L., and Mary M.B.
I am also remembering dear friends who have also lost a spouse, remembering them with the hope they will find peace among their tears, joy tucked into sadness ~ Alice R., Sharon S., Maggie M.
So many others have said farewell to a parent, a brother or sister, a longtime friend, and of course, a treasured pet ~ too many to name.  To each, to all, I offer a prayer of love and friendship, and a hope that good memories will grow stronger in your minds and hearts with each new day.  Blessings be yours.  Merry Christmas ~ 



23 comments:

  1. That image and message makes me cry every year, Ann.

    Blessings and peace to you and all you love, and to all in need. Hugs and Merry Christmas!

    -Kim and the boys

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    1. Thank you, Kim ... you are such a special person, I'm glad you are part of my life.

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  2. That is such a special memory for you and so glad you have that. Have a very Merry Christmas Ann.

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  3. Hari OM
    Heartfelt... Blessings for the memories. YAM xx

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  4. Awww this is just pawsomely lovely,Merry Christmas to you all,xx Speedy

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  5. Happy Christmas and may it always be full of happy memories.
    Toodle pips and seasonal purrs
    ERin

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  6. Meowy Christmas from our house to yours!

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  7. How beautiful. Merry Christmas to you, Miss Ann♥

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  8. So beautiful, but so bittersweet. This makes me cry every year, Ann.

    Wishing you and your family a Christmas full of love, light and peace. Big hugs to you, dear friend.

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  9. Thinking of you sweet Ann. Love you and thank you so much for all you have done for me that has made my life better. Your words have meant more to me than you can imagine. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas. Hugs, Maggie

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  10. Beautiful post ! Merry Christmas ! Purrs

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  11. Wishing you a wonderful Christmas full of love and special memories
    hugs
    Hazel & Mabel

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  12. Such a beautiful sentiment, Ann. We remember that ornament very well. We bet that Vic is smiling down at you and sending your a very big bear hug.

    Merry Christmas to you and your family.

    Woos - Lightning, MIsty, and Timber, and Mom too

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  13. A beautiful post and message. Merry Christmas from all of us Chirpies.

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  14. Such a sweet post! Love to you and your warm memories.

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  15. That is sad, but beautiful. XO

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  16. Merry Christmas and Happy Sunday Selfie!

    Have a good holiday!

    Marjorie and the Dash Kitten Crew

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  17. and thank you for being so wonderful to us all.

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  18. Merry Christmas to you!

    (You're absolutely right about missing your angels, whether human, kitty cat, or doggie on the holidays.)

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  19. that's so sweet&lovely... a wonderful christmas to you all

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  20. this was a beautiful Christmas post, bittersweet but beautiful. Praying you are having a wonderful Christmas! xoxo catchatwithcarenandcody

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