This was the second Christmas since my mother died. Last Christmas did not seem as difficult as this one. Last Christmas my oldest son was in Afghanistan, my daughter-in-law and grandbaby spent Christmas with her family and my father stayed in Texas so there were only five of us at home. This Christmas we were all together and it seemed very strange not to have my mother there. All day long I had this impulse to give her a call and share the day with her. Then I would remember that she was out of my cell phone's reach. So I prayed. I said many Hail Mary's on her behalf Christmas Day.
I hope your Christmas season continues to be filled with the Peace of Christ. No earthly sadness can dim the awe and wonder that God so loved the world, that He sent Christ to be our Savior.
Blessings to you and your families in the upcoming year.