I wasn't sure where to post this.
First let me offer my thoughts, prayers for those remembering and having a difficult time because of losses ... both recent and somewhat distant. The Holidays are a very tough time.
We just got word that a family friend has decided that hospice is the best option for himself and his family. The prognosis is weeks and he probably will not make it until Christmas.
I just cannot get this family out of my mind.
The thought of this family gathering around their husband/father and sharing this vigil during the Holiday Season just breaks my heart into a million pieces. I know there is nothing I can do, and it is difficult to know what to say.
I remember when a best friend passed, the minister spoke of a re-birth rather than a death and it brought some comfort, as I hope it does for all of you.
I only hope this family will not forever at Christmas, be saddened when reminded of this ending chapter, but can see it as a beginning. That after all, is what Christmas is about.
Please say some extra prayers for them.