Saturday, December 20, 2008

CHRISTMAS MEMORIES.....................

The Way We Were

I have not felt real good for the last few days and my sweet husband reminded me that last year around this time I had the same problem. I thought about what he said and started thinking why...........he being a Dr. Kassay.......always tease him about the Dr. Casey that use to be on TV...
anyway he was so understanding saying that through the years so much as changed for me. I have lost my Mother, Father Sister JoAnn and this fall I lost my brother-in-law. They were my family and now they are all together in heaven. Now I am the Grandmother, I am the oldest of the family and I now know why I have not been up to par. As a women I sit and think of how Christmas use to be and miss the ones that were my little family. Thank God I have my two daughters and my grandchildren to celebrate the reason for the season with but still linger for the way it use to be. As I reflect on my family in heaven I think to my self......wow what a beautiful celebration must be going on in heaven and now they are there together. I know that I will have a lovely Christmas day with what is now my family but will always remember.........how it use to be and the way we were. The picture above is the one and only picture I have of my little family and it is always framed and sits in a special place in my home.

Now that I have though about what use to be I want to share this darling picture of Winston who thinks he is one of my stuffed animals and posed with my Amelia Rose Bear. The bear was made for me by my friend Marylin, she put the date and name of my bear on its foot. I just love it and Winston , they make for a cute picture.

8 comments:

Susan P. said...

Oh Sharon, I'm so sorry you are feeling so sad. I wish I could reach into the computer screen and give you a great big "bear" hug. I am going to remember you in my prayers, dear friend. Lots of love from your friend in Virginia:)

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Sharon,
I think it's common for many of us to feel a bit sad right now. The Holidays are stressful with so many high expectations. So sorry about your parents and brother in law. I can't imagine what that will be like one day. :(
We are not traveling home this year and I am struggling thinking we should have planned to go after all. Sigh...
I hope I don't regret it.

Have a wonderful and blessed Holiday.

Take Care, Melissa :)

Lady Laurie said...

Dear Sharon,
I think many don't realize that Christmas can be a sad time of year for many. Memories can bring both smiles and tears.
I hope you and your family have a lovely Christmas.
Sending hugs))

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

Christmas blessings to you too!

I know just how you feel. Christmas has always been kind of hard for me, especially since my dad died 5 years ago. And this year my daughter isn't going to be able to spend Christmas with us, so that's sad too.

Usually the day ends up being just fine though. I have yet to put up a tree and decorations, but despite having surgery, I'm going to try to do that with the help of my boys and do some Christmas shopping too ( I have NONE of it done, yikes!).

Kady

celestina marie said...

Hi Sharon,
I can so relate to this as I have lost most of my family over the past 10 years. You are right, it is not the same. But the memories and the love we had then, is still with us now, and gives us the inspiration to make Christmas for our families that reflects the experiences we had with our loved ones now in heaven. Yes, I think they are having a wonderful Christmas.
I am glad you brought this to light. It is so true. Thank you for sharing your heart. It is good to know we are not alone when it comes to thoughts of Christmas long ago.
Blessings, Celestina Marie

Pearl said...

Well little Winston is just to cute!! Thanks again for visiting Sharon and the nice comment. Aren't dogs wonderful (and all other animals)they make ya slow down and enjoy every minute of your time, to cuddle and relax or just play. They remind us to keep the kid in us alive. What sweet creatures, and how lucky are we? Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Pearl said...

Christmas reminds us so much of family. You have lost much!! Soon I will too be without parents as my mother is dying of emphysma. But my Daddy is still going strong. I see him shrinking and that makes me real sad to know one day it will be very lonely for me also. I can't imagine my Daddy being gone. No one can fill our parents void. I lost my sister a long time ago and I think of her often. But I always remember the fun and funny times we had, and that always makes me smile. I am to so grateful that I have two Grandkids that I adore!! They keep me to busy to even think :) Blessed are we this Christmas, to even have family, right? (I'll say a prayer for you, and to all who have lost so much)Pearl

Susie Q said...

So true dear friend..it can be such a bittersweet time for us. I am so sorry you feel this sadness but hold your memories tightly and let them warm you. You have so much love around you...I know you feel blessed by that.
This picture is just so precious..how adorable!

Merry Christmas dear Sharon Kay. Happy New year to you!

Love,
Sue

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