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    Default A Christmas Poem for the bereaved parent

    Beyond the Christmas Tree

    Beyond the Christmas trees, the angels, and the stars and beloved carols.....
    Beyond the presents, the shopping, the baking and cooking.....
    Beyond all these sights and sounds of Christmas.
    Beyond all of these....there is hope.
    Hope,
    For the bereaved parent,
    even at Christmas,
    one of the most,
    if not THE most painful times of the year,
    there is an essence of hope.
    Hope.....
    It is the hope that someday the pain
    of the death of our children will be eased.
    The hope is that once again we will
    laugh and live and cry completely without fear and hollowness.
    It is the hope that someday
    we can remember our children
    with a tenderness tinged with sorrow
    and not be overwhelmed with it.
    So it is that for each of you I would hope....
    peace, compassion, love, understanding, sympathy, sharing and listening.
    In the sharing of our grief with one another,
    and in the emotional support we give to one another,
    we receive and understand all these gifts.




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    from me too - that's beautiful Lynn - and perfect!

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    Thank you Lynn. It is so wonderful to read a poem and know that others understand the level of pain we all feel.

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    Thanks for posting that Lynn.

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    thats beautiful...we all need hope

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    That was beautiful Lynn.

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    lynn that was amazing.. and so sweet.

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    May your own special *hope* bring this for you for Christmas

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    Beautful poem. I think you captured the hope in all of us
    Starr

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    What a touching poem - thanking your posting. May you find peace and happiness at Christmas.

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    thank-you for this poem it is so great to have one that relates to all our hurt and relates to this time of year. I have just bought a christmas decoration for us to hang each christmas in memory of jack so this poem will now go inot my scrapbook with a picture of that keepsake. xx

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    Lyn

    Just perfect xxx

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    what a beautiful poem, Lynn. thanks for sharing. and hugs to you this christmas. xxoom

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