I originally sent a version of this short note to someone God had on my heart for weeks… and then He kept bringing others to mind in such a way as there were so many of you… and so here we are.
I’ve been grieving with/for you this season. And God’s been prompting me to let you know I am praying for you and your family.
Maybe someone special, like your mom, dad, sister, brother, child, or spouse, is missing from your table this Christmas, and I hope you find some comfort in knowing people haven’t forgotten.
For whatever reason, God reminds me of those who are left here waiting to see their loved ones again… Maybe because after I lost my dad I was overwhelmed by how “back to normal” everyone else seemed a few weeks after the funeral. Seemed the same after my husband’s mom passed last year, also. Maybe for you too, there is a new “normal” now, as each day is a surprising concoction of missing and memories and blessing-counting and regrets and tears. After 17 years after my dad’s death, for me, the regrets and tears are fewer and blessings and gratitude prevail.
And then there are those weird moments when a smell or flavor brings back a flood of memories… Sometimes tears flow again.
I just wanted to drop you a note to let you know you have been in my prayers. I’m 100% sure I’m not the only one who remembers your loss and is praying for you, but in the hustle of this season, maybe only a few people will let you know.
Much love and prayers for you and your family, not just now, but often. May this Christmas bring you and your family rest, refreshment, joy, peace, hope, love, and comfort, in Him.
Love to you,