My mother-in-law passed away, peacefully, at 102 years “young.” She’s gone, and we will make no more Christmas memories together with her.
Christmas changed this year for my family and me. But each Christmas that passes from now on, I’ll always remember her smile and the joy she brought to our family.
Do I like this change? Surprisingly, yes, because I believe my mother-in-law is in a better place, celebrating with family members who have gone before her. This memory we hold of her in our hearts will never change. That’s forever.
Who do you hold in special memory this time of year?
This message is an excerpt of a Women of the ELCA blog by Lois Bylund. Today is the first Sunday of Christmas.
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