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losing someone a loved one at christmas time

Updated on December 3, 2011

A family member taken away at Christmas

Losing someone dear to you is never an easy thing to deal with but it just seems to be twice as hard to deal with at Christmas time.

Christmas time is a time when if you don't through throughout the year you make the effort to get together and enjoy the holiday festivities with those that our nearest and dearest to you.

When this does happen Christmas will never be the same and of course that is very true but its up to the new generation to make sure that the family still do make the effort to get together in the Holidays or at other times.There is always that feeling of not wanting to get together just because you don't think it will be the same without that dear departed member of your family not being present, well on the contrary i believe the lives of those who have left us live on through family and the memories they have left with us so its upto the new generation to live our lives as our parents did before us and let there memories be passed on to our children and grandchildren.

Also as Christmas is a family time and one we all look forward too to treat the kids and celebrate it makes you have a different outlook on life after losing someone around Christmas time and for me it makes me feel that life is so short and every second is so valuable and all the silly material things we crave for and work so hard for to have don't actually mean a thing because you cant take these things with you and sure wont be remembered by friends and family for having the latest mobile phone etc.So my opinion after losing someone so dear to me and my wife this Christmas is that we are going to really start to live our lives to the fullest and start realising a few of our dreams while we are fit and able to do so.

I did also read a famous Quote this week "Time you enjoyed wasting is not wasted time"  which means i can still enjoy my Lazy Sunday morning in bed while im thinking of what adventure i might send myself and my wife on in our quest to live a fullfilled life.


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      SIJO1 7 years ago

      Thanks attemptedhumour your right the departed would want us to celebrate their lives but that comes with time.Cheers for passing by mate and a Happy New Year to you!!

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      SIJO1 7 years ago

      Thanks BobbiRant!! Hard times indeed but family sticks together and you get through it and i look foward to a new happier year and wish you all the best also!!

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      attemptedhumour 7 years ago from Australia

      We should remember that our dearly departed would probably prefer us to celebrate their time on earth rather that mourn it, Sijo1. Cheers mate.

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      BobbiRant 7 years ago from New York

      What a heartfelt write. I'm so sorry for the loss and I bet near the holidays it does magnify that loss even more. Bless you and bless all you do in 2011