I used one of my photographs and added this lovely poem to it. It’s very sad time of year when you’re thinking of loved ones that are gone. I don’t know if this poem helps or not, but I guess its nice to think that they are getting to celebrate Christmas somewhere.
I see the countless Christmas trees around the world below,
With tiny lights like Heaven’s stars reflecting the snow.
The sight is so spectacular – please wipe away the tear,
For I’m spending Christmas with Jesus this year.
I hear the many Christmas songs that people hold so dear,
But the sound of music can’t compare with the Christmas choir up here.
I have no words to tell you the joys their voices bring,
For it’s beyond description to hear the angels sing.
I know how much you miss me, I see the pain inside your heart,
But I am not so far away, we really aren’t apart..
So be happy for me dear ones you know I hold you dear,
And be glad I’m spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this year.
I sent you each a special gift for my heavenly home above,
I sent you each a memory of my undying love.
After all love is a gift more precious than pure gold.
It was always most important in the stories Jesus told.
Please love and keep each other as my Father said to do,
For I can’t count the blessing of love he has for each of you.
So have a merry Christmas and wipe away that tear,
Remember I am spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this year.
Shots from The BataFada Band (Crimlin Community Arts) Christmas concert which took place in Burren School, Burren, Castlebar, Co. Mayo on Saturday December 6th, 2014. It was an excellent night with such an arra of excellent music from pipe bank, to salsa, to trad. A great night was had by all! You will find out more about them on their website – http://www.batafada.com/ and also on their Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/batafada