I have been sitting here at the keyboard trying to think of a lovely message of comfort to say to those of you who like me have lost someone special this year - but each time I write, it sounds rubbish and I press 'delete'. Anyway, here I go again.
I just wanted to say, I lost my husband Richard to PSP in back in April so with Christmas fast approaching this weekend, I have mixed feelings of both sorrow and of joy.I miss Richard very much and a glance at a photograph only yesterday reduced me to floods of tears. Yet I, completely unexpectantly have a new man in my life - a family friend who we had both known for many years - and I have the hope of a new life with him but, at the same time I can't forget my dearest husband of the last 37yrs.
I think there will be many of you out there who are also going to be missing someone special at Christmas and putting on a brave face too. We cannot forget those we have lost at a time like this so I hope like me, you will mention that person as we gather round in the comfort of our families. Richard loved Christmas so I am sure my family and I will be mentioning his name often and laughing a lot as we recall the things he got up to. Like the time we sat around the table chanting "Why are we waiting...." and unbeknown to us, he was hopping around the garden with blood pouring from his thumb which he had almost amputated with a carving knife. He had thought it a good idea to get a holly sprig to pop on the Christmas pud before he set light to the brandy. I think he'd been at the sherry!
Life does go on we know, but I hope we all remember to include our loved ones too after all they will be with us all in spirit , at this happy time too.
A Happy and Peaceful Christmas to everyone,