Daniel and Jasmine spent last Christmas with her family in Colorado so it was a quiet Christmas for us. They're with us again this year, which I'm really pleased about, but it's the first Christmas without my lovely mum so it's going to be bitter sweet.
It really does help having family around when you're feeling sad. I know I'm not the only one who has lost a loved one this year so I'm sending my thoughts out to those in the same position as me, as well as all my lovely friends who have been so kind and thoughtful this year, leaving such kind comments and helping me through this difficult time.
Wishing you all a happy and peaceful Christmas.
Enjoy having your family with you Jo, Merry Christmas xxxReplyDelete
Hugs and kisses to you. Have a great New Year.ReplyDelete
Happy Christmas to you too, Jo, Christmas is a hard time - lots of the worst things that have happened to us have been around Christmas time and it heightens the sense of loss but I hope it isn't too hard foe you.ReplyDelete
The first Christmas without your mum can be hard as I know only too well, but having family around you will help. It will be bittersweet but I hope you have a lovely peaceful time xReplyDelete
It's always hard to feel cheerful when we have heavy hearts :( I hope having your lovely family around you will give you all peace and joy over Christmas and New Year. My best wishes and love, Jane xReplyDelete
It's never an easy time for people at Christmas if you've lost someone very special. My nephew passed away in January this year from Leukaemia at just 39 leaving behind a partner and three children as well as my sister and a brother.ReplyDelete
Hope you have a lovely Christmas Jo, I'm sure you're mum wouldn't have wanted you to be sad.
Nice thoughtful post. Thanks, and for you too. xxReplyDelete
I hope you all have a wonderful day :)
A very Happy and Peaceful Christmas to you...ReplyDelete
I hope that you and your family have a lovely Christmas Jo, the first year is always the hardest but I'm sure your lovely Mum will be smiling down on you all. xxReplyDelete
Have a wonderful Christmas Jo, good job all the youngsters will be round to look after you this year. xReplyDelete
Yes.A sad time for many people.Last Monday we went to our granddaughter's Carol Service.Sat next to us was a Dad whose wife died a month ago.We felt so privileged to be watching Ruby play her clarinet.Hayley did not even get to see her daughter sing in the choir.Hayley was one of our daughter's best friends.It is going to be a very difficult Xmas for them.ReplyDelete
Merry Christmas To you Jo & your family. We've awoken to another smoky morning, so glad we aren't either travelling or our family getting caught in fires although some are burning close to our 2 boys. Quiet for us this year. Take care & huggles.ReplyDelete
Dear Jo, thinking of you. This time of year is difficult when loved ones are not with us. My Mum passed away on a Christmas Eve some years ago and this time of year is still not easy as Mum is missed by us in the family. Sending my love to you. I hope you and your family have a happy, peaceful Christmas.ReplyDelete
Sending my very best wishes to you and your family, Jo, for Christmas and the coming New Year. Find strength in having your family around you at this bittersweet time. XxReplyDelete
I hope having your family with you makes this Christmas less difficult for you Jo xReplyDelete
How lovely for you to have everyone around this year - I shall be thinking of you, and hope you can find happiness and think of the good times you've had with your Mum in the past. xxxReplyDelete
Warmest wishes and Christmas blessings to you and all your family. May the New Year be a fulfilling and happy one!ReplyDelete
I do hope having family around you will make it a little easier for you, never easy when there are celebrations. Hope you and your family have a Merry christmas and a Happy new year to you xcxReplyDelete
I know exactly how you feel Jo. Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas. Hugs.xxxReplyDelete
Merry Christmas to you, all your family and friends.ReplyDelete
Greetings from Salamanca.
Wishing you happy and peaceful Christmas too.ReplyDelete
All the best Jan
Sending loving thoughts your way. Merry Christmas.ReplyDelete
Very best wishes from Canada, and all the best for a happy new year! LynneReplyDelete