|From Facebook, (not mine)|
I've been thinking about a couple of my all-time favorite Christmas songs. For years, well before the strokes, Rick knew if Christmas Shoes came over the radio, I would be a blubbering mess, no matter how dressed up I was or where we are headed,
Now, it is impossible to hear this song and not think of my own children, a while not cancer, or some other long-term illness that's slowly ebbing my life away, how very different last Christmas could have turned out for them! I am no longer sad at the thought of the Mama of this song, herself, moving beyond the veil from this life to the next, but my heart hurts for those left behind!
One of my very favorite songs (not such a tear-jerker) is Mary, Did You Know.