Christmas Minus One

The table is set – something’s missing.

The favorite meals are purchased – “something’s” missing.

The house is decorated – something’s missing.

The Christmas Eve games are planned – something’s missing.

The house is quiet – something’s missing.

The family is here – something’s missing.

Something – someone – someone who completes this family is missing.

Every “thing” is here.  Not every “one”.

It’s Christmas minus one this year.

I need one more person home – una persona mas – to make my Christ”mas” joyous.

I need my Katya home!

About inmycorner

This blog began as an opportunity to tell my Dad's stories. I sat with him and the computer and together we told stories. It was a wonderful way to get to know Dad. He was 9. He and Mom had a wonderful life together and since she passed away a year and a half before him - Dad was ready to join her. I no longer tell his stories but have found stories of my own. The impetus to resume this blog was the discovery that I had stage 4 ovarian cancer. Since blogging had been so therapeutic for my dad and I to get through our grief, I felt maybe this would be a good outlet to process my situation. I also hoped it may serve as an outreach to anyone else who is facing this very ominous journey. So far, so good.
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9 Responses to Christmas Minus One

  1. as we get older our families move and Christmas always seems to be missing someone…

  2. Gallivanta says:

    The missing something, the missing someone, is a hard one. I read this Celtic blessing today. I found it comforting. Perhaps you will, too.
    God send us a Happy Christmas!
    His blessing be on our home.
    His love be around our loved ones
    wherever they may roam.

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