CS Lewis once said that "grief is like the sky, it covers everything." In recent weeks, our family has found that this is so very true. It seems that there is no right or wrong way to travel this path of grief. I have created this blog in hopes that some day we will be able to look back on our journey and see written proof that our great God never leaves us. God is good all the time.

Celebrating Laynee

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Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas Sweet Jalayne

It's Christmas time around here, Laynee.  There is much activity and much excitement as we prepare.  Presents are wrapped, food is prepared, lots and lots of sweet things have been made and we are all ready for Christmas.  There are glittering lights everywhere you look, stockings, wreaths, trees and good smells are in abundance.  It doesn't seem much like Christmas because the sun is shining brightly and there is no snow on the ground this year.  But that's okay because ever since you left us and went to heaven, Christmas doesn't feel the same anyway. 

We know that you are happy in heaven, Laynee, and you probably wouldn't come back here to earth, even if you could.  We are happy too but sad at the same time.  This is the third time we have had Christmas without you and it seems like it should get easier but today my heart hurts so much.  When we are all together is when it hurts the most.  In my mind I picture exactly where you should be, who you should be playing with, the foods that you should be devouring, the gifts you should be opening. 

I miss you sweet one.  I miss you so very much.  Have a beautiful Heavenly Christmas.  Tell Jesus "Happy Birthday"  and thank him for the beautiful gift He gave to us.  It is because of His gift to us that we can be happy and sad here without you.  Because with His gift we know that someday we are going to celebrate Christmas with you in heaven.  Someday...........until then we will celebrate, we will be happy and sad and we will miss you every single day.

Merry Christmas Laynee Grace.

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