On My Heart
As the holidays are upon us we are all involved in decorating, baking, going to play rehearsals, church functions, parties, etc... It is a time of great joy but can also be one of sadness, too. It is a time when families come together and it can also be a time when we are reminded of family members who are no longer with us. I experienced this myself during Thanksgiving because it was the first time my dear Grammy would not be with us.
Throughout the years my Grammy had given us many flowers and trees that she had transplanted from her yard. She loved gardening so much and it always gave her great joy to bless others with the fruits of her labors. On Thanksgiving morning I was so happy to look out my kitchen window and see that the Camellia bush she had given us was in full bloom. I knew at that moment exactly what I was going to do. I went out and cut a blossom for each person at our table in honor of my Grammy. Although she could no longer sit at the table with us, she was certainly there with us in our hearts.
A dear friend shared with me about her sadness of missing her dear Mom. I am sure during this holiday season that some of you may be missing loved ones either through death, distance, or maybe even other reasons. As I was thinking of this I decided to go to "google" and I entered "Empty Place At Our Table," because that seemed to describe the feeling I was having. Not knowing what would come up I felt so blessed when this wonderful song came up. It really spoke to my heart. I hope it will to yours, as well.