Cherished Memories

A few years ago for Christmas I made my Step-dad at special memories scrapbook about his family history. I included old photographs, family research, and articles that I found about his home town, and a lot more. He was thrilled and I’m so glad that I did that for him. It was one of those gifts that actually meant something to a man who already had so much. I gave him the gift of memories.

This is the first Christmas that “Dad” isn’t here with us, and it’s only been a few months since he left this world so he is sorely missed.  I posted a tribute about him HERE, but now I’ll simply share a poem and a little Christmas slide show including scenes of time spent during our last Christmas with him. I hope that if you are missing a loved one this year that you will find a special way to keep them close to your heart and in your memories.

I’m Spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this Year

I see the countless Christmas trees,
Around the world below.
With tiny lights, like heaven’s stars,
Reflecting on the snow.

The sight is so spectacular,
Please wipe away that tear.
For I’m spending Christmas,
With Jesus Christ this year.

I hear the many Christmas songs,
That people hold so dear.
But the sounds of music can’t compare,
With the Christmas choir up here.

For I have no words to tell you,
The joy their voices bring.
For it is beyond description,
To hear the angels sing.

I can’t tell you of the splendor,
Or the peace here in this place.
Can you just imagine Christmas,
With our Savior, face to face?

I’ll ask Him to light your spirit,
As I tell Him of your love.
So then pray one for another,
As I lift you eyes above.

Please let your hearts be joyful,
And let your spirit sing.
For I’m Spending Christmas in Heaven,
And I’m walking with the King.

~© Wanda Bencke ~

 

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About Carla Gade

Carla is a historical fiction novelist and webmaster. She is also a family historian and has been an adult education instructor of HTML and Genealogy Online. She lives in New England with her family.
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