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. We will be meeting together to remember our loved ones together at the Holiday Memorial Service on December 7. We will light a candle in their honor/memory , sing a chorus or two and share a good story with those around us.
December 7… Memorial Service 5:00 pm at the hospice office (OUTSIDE…dress warm)
December 9… Lunch Bunch at Lees at noon
December 14… Lunch Bunch at the Barnesville Museum at noon
December 23… Breakfast at Patty’s at 9:00 am
I am 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