Grieving the Loss of the Living this Christmas

I'm grieving!  I've started to say the long, slow good-bye!  Watching my hero of a mom,* my "little Mommy," wither away...body and mind, in and out, on and off.  It's hard to watch the fragile, strong life of who she has been fade more and more. Remembering Christmases past.  Even songs heard in our home on Christmas Day...like "Here Comes Santa in a Red Canoe" and "Mele Kalikimaka." (My dad was a WWII South Pacific, Navy vet).  The fun and enjoyment, dulled by Mom's inability to connect to the music that was so precious to all of us.

Are you experiencing grief this time of year?  Maybe you have lost someone you love.  Or maybe you are also saying a long, slow, "good-by."  Weak, fragile, in and out, back and forth.  Heart-rending!

Walking today, grabbing hold of grief with sobs, this song came on my ipod...comfort from the Lord of Heaven.  Psalm 121...the Source of strength for us all.

May you be comforted too.

Total Praise Lord I will life my eyes to the hills Knowing my help is coming from You Your peace you give me In time of the storm You are the source of my strength You are the strength of my life I lift my hands in total praise to you Lord, I will lift my eyes to the hills Knowing my help is coming from You Your peace you give me In times of the storm You are the source of my strength You are the strength of my life I lift my hands in total praise to you Amen, Amen, Amen, Amen, Amen, Amen, Amen, Amen

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*My tribute to my mom on her 85th birthday. She's now approaching 90!

My Mother, my Hero