Sunday, December 26, 2010

Merry Christmas to Mom in Heaven

To my dearest Mom,

As another year draws to a close, it has been a terribly sad and lonely one without your love and warmth to fill up our lives. Hope is a commodity that is in short supply this holiday season for us, but we do our best knowing that your spirit and your eternal love sustain us through these most difficult times.

Dad misses you so much, even more than I do. What I miss most are your hugs and kisses that smothered me in the gentile warmth of your love. Dad misses his soul mate and his one true love. We have learned to lean on each other for support, and not just Dad and me. We have been blessed with the love and support of so many family and friends. While their love is a healing salve, it is no substitute for you, Mom. You were always our sunshine in the gloomiest days and the coldest winters.

I love when Dad hugs me and kisses me, but it just isn't the same as you. Even though I'm just a dog, I've learned through this hardship that there really is nothing like a mother's love. There is just something uniquely tender and comforting that makes it so special.

I'm sure you will be pleased to know that Dad will be going to California for Christmas to visit Riden, Gi and Gram. I will be with Karen and Cole for Christmas, and I'm sure to have lots of fun playing with Cole and helping him with the toys that he gets from Santa. I love that little guy; he's just like my two legged brother.

Dad and I will miss you more than words can even express this Christmas, but we live to feel your spirit come alive whenever we see the Red Tail Hawk, knowing that your love is still with us.

Merry Christmas, Mom.

Love always and forever,

Harry and Dad

Send me letters from above
Send me strength, send me love
Such sweet love
Sing me songs that echo in my head and in my heart
That's where you are
And I don't know if you feel me here
I can tell you one thing is clear
I will feel you
- Vertical Horizon


Unknown said...

Dear Harry,
I'm sending you a big warm hug. I am glad to hear that you are enjoying your time with Cole.

I am very happy that your Dad is able to visit California. I am hoping to see him for lunch and share a bunch of pictures with him. I carried your Mom's picture with me for every step that I walked in the 3-Day, 60 Mile walk. I felt her encouragement along the way. I know that her spirit and love is still here with you and your Dad.


Sierra Rose said...

Oh Harry and dad, we've missed your posts! Your words here resonate of that tender love and emotion that will always be missed, yet captured and carried in your hearts.
We hope dad has enjoyed CA and you have had a fun time with family as well, Harry. Blessings.

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

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How Sam Sees It said...

Hi Harry and Dad. We are sorry we missed your entry - we will chalk it up to technical issues. We are glad you had family at Christmas, and although you didn't know it, you had lots of thoughts being sent your way wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. You have lots of friends out here, and although a few miles separates us, we will always be there when you need us.


MySpecialDoggies said...

Hi Harry
We're sorry we missed your posting - but are wishing you & your dad belated Christmas greetings and a healthy New Year. May your memories of your Mom be with you always and fill your heart with joy and warmth.

Nadine & golden Neeli
Angel doggie Apples (1994-2010)

The Bumpass Hounds said...

Harry and Mr. Robert,
We're so sorry we missed this when you posted. It is so well written and really shows the love that you have for your mom. We think that your mom's love is still with you and always will be. This post makes us all appreciate those we still have with us; things can devastatingly change so quickly. Please take care of each other; mom is watching over you.