I had a few years where I had a empty spot while my daughter lived in TN. I feel your pain...sending love your way this Christmas season
Shanda - I'm feeling your pain right now and praying for you.Blessings,Joan
That would be hard for a mama's heart, still a few years away from that here but I know the years will fly by fast and I don't want to forget to love each precious moment. May you have a beautful christmas even with 1 missing piece of your heart xoo :-)
Love to you Shanda, and praying for comfort and peace for you. May you have a blessed Christmas and 2012,Laurie
I hope my sons will never be away on the holidays. Followed your blog.
Merry Christmas, Shanda. May the Lord pour our His blessings on you, your home and your family.
Hi Shanda, oh that is so difficult having as son away whatever the reason! A blessed Christmas to you! :^) patsy
Those hollow spots can only be filled when our children return Home. The box you sent on its way will be appreciated and perhaps shared. May God keep your son safe while he is away. Your other dear son is there so give him special attention and love!
I can understand how it hurts to not have a loved one there when we celebrate Christmas. God must feel the same way when his children do not meet with him in close communion. Enjoy your family that is there and Blessings to you all!
Good morning!I’ve included your site on a page I’ve put together devoted to hops, challenges, and memes for every day of the week! The link to that page is under my header. http://acts17verse28.blogspot.com/
I know, only too well, the gaps when celebrating Christmas without all the family around! We have done it for too many years to count. However, this year we are blessed to be spending it in the UK with our children :)
I know about empty spots...my son, Craig passed away 15 years ago ..on 12-18-1996...there has been an empty spot for sooo long...I stand with hope that soon, we all can gather together once more around the Pearly Gates of true paradise!Merry Christmas...your home feels warm and Christmasy....Big Hugs from Arkansas
It's always hard having a loved one gone for the Holiday's. I never understood why my mom would get so emotional. I now have 3 kids of my own and totally get it. I know that hole will not be filled, but I do hope you all have a wonderful and happy Christmas.Thanks for the blog hop!
My heart aches at the thought of shipping off a stocking. I know it is hard to not be all together at Christmas.Wishing you a Merry Christmas!
I apologize for the triple upload of my blog site on the blog hop link. I didn't mean to... It didn't give me any confirmation so I kept on clicking. Oh well... Sorry! =(Merry Christmas to you & your family Shanda! May God bless you even more! Thanks for your wonderful posts. Keep on sharing!
It is very hard to have a child leave around Christmas time; I am happy you have another son that has come home. My youngest daughter and her family are coming home this year for Christmas and I am very excited by that. Blessings to you and keep on enjoying the precious moment of this Christmas Season.
I know what it's like not to have them home for Christmas. Blessings this Christmas!
Hi Shanda - kids just steal our hearts don't they. Kind of reminds me that we have stolen God's heart as His kids.Great short and sweet postGod blessTracy
Hi. I'm glad some of your kids will be home for Christmas.You visited my blog recently, from Five-Minute Friday. Thank you.I am noticing that you live in Upland and speak at CCV? I live very close to there. Very close. Most of the bloggers I "know" live all over the country - and around the world. So it's kind of neat to "meet" a blogger in my own neighborhood!It's funny too because just last week I visited CCV's website to check out any upcoming women's Bible studies, and I saw the one listed on I Peter. Now I'm finding you here on the web, via my blog! Is that a funny "coincidence" or what? Maybe I can visit the Bible study? Is there something I need to do to sign up?It's nice to "meet" you.Denise J. Hughes