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|| Tuesday, December 25, 2007 ||MERRY CHRISTMAS, DARLING
I sat where your Mom sat with you last Christmas, right in the front pew. And I held your cousin in my arms and couldn't help the tears that came... the irony of going to Midnight Mass with a dying child last year, and going to Midnight Mass with a thriving child this year isn't lost on me.
And when the priest called on the people to line up to kiss the Sto. Niño, I understood why your father had to turn away.
But know what, baby, it was brave of your parents to come to Lipa... they must be remembering your last days so much these days. And it was brave of them to attend Mass.
And i'm sure, they'd be braver still as they give your baby brother a better life than the one they envisioned for you. Not because they'd love this new baby more... but because they've learned from mistakes, from others, from life. And because the circle of life and love continues... and they must move forward, not just for their sake, or for this new baby's sake... but to honor you as well.
Christmas isn't the same without you.
Then again, we were privileged to have loved and been loved by you... so there is still much to be thankful for.