Thanksgiving 2015

I want to reach out to all of those who may have an empty chair at their Thanksgiving table this year. A chair once occupied by a loving son or daughter. For them, this is a difficult time of year, the absence of their loved children thrown into the sharpest focus by the happiness of others. We can bring their spirits back into our homes by remembering them, talking about the wonderful times we had with them, even though that may move you to tears. Those tears are the tribute to the depth of your love. I wish everyone sailing that storm-tossed sea a window of peace today. Be grateful for your memories and the time you had with your beautiful children. It is the only lasting thing of them we have left.

About edcol52

The Infinite Fountain of Love and Loss flows unceasingly into the pool of memory and sorrow. I created this blog in response to the most dreadful tragedy every parent fears, the death of a child, our 24 year old son, Jake. We are now on an unimagined journey along this road of grief and recovery. If you can find some comfort within these pages, than I will have succeeded in some small measure.
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3 Responses to Thanksgiving 2015

  1. slavadu says:

    Thank you, Ed
    Sailing with you today and every day

  2. “The absence of their loved children thrown into the sharpest focus by the happiness of others.” Yes, my heart intimately echoes those words again and again now and over the course of the entire holiday season. Is it January 2 yet?

  3. Gia says:

    Well said, Ed
    These are tough days.
    Waiting for the holiday season to pass.

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