Christmas Poem

Remembering A Loved One At Christmas

In December 2013 our daughter Vickie lost her fight for life after being diagnosed with cancer. She had fought so bravely. In April 2013 she was given the news that she was in remission. In July that year, my wife and I celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary. Vickie, her two sisters, and I secretly planned a renewal of our wedding vows. We booked the church and the reception, and I surprised my wife with details three days before. Vickie was told in September the cancer had returned.

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Christmas Past, Present And Future


Published: December 19, 2018

Christmas Past, Present & Future....


Each morning as I lie awake,
I pray my soul the Lord to take.
For memories are far too deep
to pray the Lord my soul to keep.

Good memories when you were here
to fill us all with Christmas cheer,
but God above was all alone
and took you for his very own.

And though we know that you are near,
each Christmas we are filled with fear.
How will we cope without you there?
We're left staring at an empty chair.


But cope we do - we all survive
We remember when you were alive,
knelt down by the glistening tree,
shaking presents trying to see.

On Christmas morn you'd wake to find
those presents Santa left behind.
These memories all bring a tear
for you held Christmas time so dear.


And now five Christmases unwind.
Our memories are all enshrined,
for in our hearts you'll always be
until God comes to set us free.

Then we can be together again.
Forget heartache - forget the pain,
but now until our time is due,
Merry Christmas, we love you!

more by Eric R. Harvey



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