Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Christmas and Deceased Relatives
We didn't visit the cemetary at Christmas time to remember deceased relatives. We just remembered the things they would do at Christmas time. The first Christmas after my mother died was hard. I still remember people trying to make Christmas a little better for us. There was the lady from Greece who lived down the street from my grandmother. She gave us a plate of many different Greek cookies. They were so good. Then I remember the lady in our town who made us a cake shaped like a Christmas tree, frosted with green frosting and decorated with candies. We were sad to not have our mother there with all the things she would do to make Christmas special for us, but we felt loved by others who reached out to brighten our Christmas that year. Remembering our family members who are no longer here is something we can do. We can remember the good times and what they did for us.