Giving thanks for the blessing of Christmas.

This Christmas

Gone from our sight this Christmas.
Present here in each heart.
We hold your place at our table,
Where loved ones never depart.

There is a bit of sorrow
Mixed with joy on this day.
Though you no longer sit at our table,
We know you re not far away.

We see you in the faces
Of dear ones gathered near.
There are many plates at our table;
No one is forgotten here.

Sweet memories remind us,
As in our faith we grow.
A joyous reunion is coming;
Our Savior has promised us so.

The Spirit sustains us this Christmas,
And will, until we are able,
To gather as family together
Seated at the Lord's table.

~ Linda Gleason ~
Copyright © 2009
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[ By: Linda Lee Gleason, Copyright © 2009 ( ) -- submitted by: Linda Gleason ]

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