My cousin, Kathy B had spent a special Christmas with her family and she just treasures very special and pleasant moments she has with those she loves the most. She is very thought and reflective of such special times and has offered to share her special thoughts on this. I hope the special message that she shares here will be a wonderful and gentle encouragement to those who read this. Now, here is Kathy B in her own words:
Christmas Past, Present & Yet to Be
Christmas past and Christmas present,
I can’t help but think of those who came and left before me,
Grandpa, Dad and Mom, all those I love that went to Heaven,
the list is much too long,
That is what makes all that I carry in heart
– all the memories – just a tiny bit bittersweet you see,
they come flooding back to my mind
much like a cherished melody of youth’s sweet song.
But, as I begin my 50th decade, God and life has brought bit more wisdom to me,
I should not dwell too much on their absence,
for I won’t notice the blessings yet to be,
I sometimes long for years gone by, the day in the little church where I became we,
the sweet joy I felt in my heart with my little one in my arms, young and carefree.
However, I too enjoy the present,
it brings its own precious gifts of memories yet to be.