As you enter the last month of the year, you have already survived one major holiday of the season. I hope that as you focused on the true meaning of Thanksgiving, you were able to give thanks for something good in your life. But don’t stop now; for the Christmas holiday is upon us! Just as I encouraged you to look at the true meaning of Thanksgiving, I urge you to do something similar at Christmas. The author of this poem states her feelings beautifully!
It can’t possibly be Christmas without her being here.
Though I try to put on armor and brave the sights and sounds,
I pray for strength to do it, find a path through holidays,
Then I find at last the answer: I’ll include her symbolically.
Genesse Bourdeau Gentry
Sometimes it only takes a new perspective to help us get through the toughest times. I pray you will allow your loved one to shine through you in some way this holiday season. I hope you will consider joining us for the Holiday Memorial Service on December 13. The Hospice staff will be in attendance to meet with you.
December 10… Lunch Bunch….. at noon at Mr. Lee’s in Cambridge
December 11… Lunch Bunch ….. at noon at Annie K’s in Barnesville
December 13…Memorial Service @ Southgate Hotel (Formerly the Holiday
Inn) in Cambridge at 6:00 pm
December 17…Friends of Faith…….meets at noon @ Annie K’s
December 27… Breakfast Support Group…. @ Patty’s Place @ 9:00 am
I am also available by phone or appointment. For more information on above events, call 740-432-7440. Wishing you a blessed Christmas and a Happier New Year!
Terri Wootton MSW, LISW, ACHP-SW