Raising a glass and lighting a candle for all those who couldn't be with us this Christmas

(19 Posts)

So many lovely women missing from our family .
Grandma W , a very old lady when she died , my lovely Mum , too young at 61 .
Her Mum , who died ( of a broken heart ) 6 weeks later on December 27 th , all gone in 2001 .
We also miss dear MIL , who we lost in 2002 .
Have lovely candles and flowers for them at Christmas .

FiveFestiveFlowers Wed 26-Dec-12 17:22:55

couldthisbeit I also lost my DM on December 7th, but 16 years ago.

I still miss her and remember clearly how difficult the first Christmas without her was. Bless her, she'd done all her Christmas shopping and all the gifts were wrapped and labelled. It was so, so sad opening them without her that year. My Dad even sent out the cards she had written because he didn't know what else to do sad

Dad died two years ago and I miss him so much too.

CheerfulYank Wed 26-Dec-12 16:56:36

I miss my Grandpa. I just really loved him so much. I lived 1,000 miles away so I didn't see him as much as I wanted to, but I called him every Sunday for a chat.

He was like an American version of Onslow from Keeping Up Appearances. smile He was the only person who was resolutely in my corner every day of my life, and I just really miss him. It's been over six years.

couldthisbeit Wed 26-Dec-12 16:49:17

For my darling mum who we lost on December 7th. Nothing is the same without you and I miss you more each day xx

Blondeshavemorefun Wed 26-Dec-12 16:38:56

for my darling husband who comitted suicide last year sad

though i hope hes happy now and out of his bleak darkness of depression

went to the crem xmas eve and had a chat, like i did this time last year

2nd year on and easier x

sunnysunnyshine Wed 26-Dec-12 00:00:51

To my darling kind gentle brother who died just over a year ago, too young at 32. I think we're all still in shock to be honest.
I hope you are happy wherever you are xx

jammic Tue 25-Dec-12 23:27:19

To my dad who died earlier this year. I love you and I miss you so much. Xx

FrameyMcFrame Tue 25-Dec-12 22:45:39

To my Dad and my two brothers, I miss you all. And to ex DP who died of lung cancer last year.

fuckwittery Tue 25-Dec-12 22:37:54

To my mum who professed to hate Christmas in the last few years, and would have been delighted she died at the beginning of winter.
I miss you reminding me twenty times before dinner to remember the bread sauce, and mixing your disgusting advocaat cocktails. I'd just like to sit a while by your side.

Rosduk Tue 25-Dec-12 22:31:02

For my beautiful baby boy Thomas who we lost in November. I miss you every day xx

kneesofnorks Tue 25-Dec-12 22:27:39

For my lovely brother who died 17 days ago, hope you're happy xx

MarthasHarbour Tue 25-Dec-12 22:21:23

To my very best friend who died of cancer in June and my beloved baby boy who didn't make it to full term. Love you and miss you both. Xxx

willow777 Tue 25-Dec-12 22:11:07

So sorry to hear it, GetKnitted and everyone who has lost someone. For your sister and for my own, who we lost four years ago. Love her very much and miss her. xx

StNiChaolas Tue 25-Dec-12 21:37:54

To my darling MIL, she would have loved to have seen how all the DGC have blossomed. And would be heading off to Oz with DFIL to see the latest addition, had she still be here, loving us, caring and cherishing us.

To everyone, thinking about a loved one today, I wish you strength and strong, happy memories.

GetKnitted Tue 25-Dec-12 21:31:57

For my wonderful sister who we lost two days ago xx

Irishmammybread Tue 25-Dec-12 19:23:04

For my FIL, beloved Papa to his grandchildren who died 4 weeks ago, Christmas isn't the same without you, and also to my little lost baby miscarried earlier this year who should be two months now.
Gone but not forgotten xxx

CJMommy Tue 25-Dec-12 19:16:53

For my lovely nan who I think of every day. My DD and DS would've adored you. Am heartbroken that they never knew you sad xxxx

ChristmasJubilee Tue 25-Dec-12 16:53:22

For my much loved mother who died in June. Missing you so very much today but revisiting all the wonderful Christmas days we have had in the past for which I am so grateful.

I raise mine for mum who always made Christmas special for me and my brother, we are all thinking and trying to pass on your joy and care to the grandson you sadly missed meeting. You would be so proud of him, and so proud of DB for being such a fantastic uncle.

We love you, we miss you, and we think of you every single day.

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