Merry Christmas, To My Angels Who Left Us Far Too Soon

Merry Christmas, To My Angels Who Left Us Far Too Soon

"You may be gone from my sight, but you are never gone from my heart." — Winnie The Pooh.


To my Angels up in Heaven,

I miss you every day. Not a day goes by that you do not cross my mind, and I wonder how my life would be different if you were still alive. I think of the Sunday family barbecues that you would have been at, just after seeing you at Church earlier in the day. I think if you were here to see me graduate from high school, graduate from college. I think of the card games we would have played and Judge Judy we would have watched (while you 'rested your eyes' on the couch).

I miss you every day, but I miss you a bit extra around Christmas. It just does not feel the same without you around. Now, there are empty seats in the pew at Church. There are open chairs around the dinner table. There are fewer presents sitting under the tree. There are fewer hugs and kisses to give at the end of the night. There is a little less joy in the air.

I never imagined you would be gone. I pictured coming home from college and having Christmas with you. I imagined bringing my hypothetical husband and kids over for Christmas festivities. I thought you would be there through it all.

Now, you are my Angels who left us far too soon.

I know you are here with us — while we pick out the tree, while we hang up the ornaments, while we got to Christmas mass, while we say Grace around the table. However, it just is not the same.

Part of me wishes I knew that our last Christmas together would be the last so that I could cherish it even more. The other part of me knows that that could have been even harder.

This Christmas, while we are enjoying the joy of the holiday season, look down on us and know that our hearts are aching with love for you. Please know that, with every Christmas tradition and festivity we do, we know that you are there with us in spirit.

I love you and miss you more than you could ever know.

Love always,

You granddaughter on earth.

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2. There’ll be parties for hosting, cocktails for toasting, and caroling sung way off key.

3. I’m dreaming of a white Christmas, but if the white runs out, I’ll drink the red.

4. "The best way to spread Christmas Cheer is singing loud for all to hear." — Elf

5. "First, we’ll make snow angels for two hours, and then we’ll eat a whole roll of Toll House cookie dough as fast as we can, and then, to finish, we’ll snuggle." — Elf

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7. Why the jingle jang not?

8. Green Eggnog and ham

9. What do you call an elf who sings? A Wrapper

10. "Seeing isn’t believing, believing is seeing" — The Santa Clause

11. Merry Elfin' Christmas

12. Santa Claus has the right idea: visit people only once a year.

13. 'Tis the season! Let the overeating begin!

14. I’ll be ho-ho-home for Christmas.

15. Frosty was pretty cool.

16. "What’s Christmas without having your best friend there to share it?" — Winnie the Pooh

17. I’m only a morning person on December 25th

18. "Maybe Christmas he thought, doesn’t come from a store, maybe Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more." — The Grinch

19. Let the day hold something special, something Holy, not superficial.

20. I think I’m Bi-Polar

21. What do you get when Santa goes down a chimney with a lit fire? “Crisp” Cringle!

22. “He sees you when you’re sleeping” is extremely creepy.

23. Next year I could be just as good if you checked off my Christmas list.

24. Sugar and Spice, and everything nice!

25. Let’s put the "Rum" in Pa-Rum Pum Pum Pum

26. I don’t know if there’ll be snow, but have a cup of cheer!

27. New Year, Same Me

28. "New Year’s Eve is the most overrated night of the year... with all the hype and pre-planning it gets, there’s no way it can ever live up to its billing" — How I Met Your Mother

29. I was going to quit all my bad habits for the new year, but then I remembered that nobody likes a quitter

30. *Your post with your friend on new years* Wow, I haven’t seen you since last year!

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I'm Keeping My Christmas Tree Up All Winter And There's Nothing You Can Do About It

It's the WINTER Season... ;-)


I think that my tree would not be considered Christmas-y if the ornaments are taken off and the lights are kept on. I think to just looks wintry. I am also keeping up decorations that say "let it snow", and I am keeping up any snowman without holly berries or presents in their hands.

The tree looks wintry in my opinion. It looks pretty with the lights and brings the room together. It gives off a warm ambiance, unlike that of fluorescent lighting.

I've taken all ornaments off except for gold snowflakes and I've left the silver tinsel garland on as well as the lights. It looks wintry to me still. I will probably be taking the whole tree down by the end of this month to prepare for Valentine's Day decorating. (Yes, I pretty much decorate my apartment for every holiday—sue me).

There's nothing like coming downstairs and seeing those lights sparkling.

Or coming inside from a dreary, rainy day outside and seeing them light up the room in a calm, warm, and comforting glow.

Or having a bad day, looking up, and seeing them shine.

It sort of makes me upset when I come downstairs and see that someone has unplugged them, to be honest.

I guess they don't see it as I do.

Pretty, twinkling lights forever!

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