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This year my son decorated the tree

That made it so much easier on me

Christmas didn’t hurt this year

It was a good thing not to shed a tear

All the ornaments and decorations

Are too much in combination

With missing those who have departed

All those memories get restarted

Times were happy, times were good

Growing up it was understood

Christmas was special and magic

It was never meant to feel so tragic

I am lucky and I am blessed

To be surrounded by those who love me best

I have created a family of my own

How the years have quickly flown

I understand the past surrounds us

It makes us who we are today

It should never overwhelm us

And take away from a new holiday

My greatest joy is to have known two families

With whom to make many happy memories

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6 thoughts on “The Year It Stopped Hurting

  1. cindy knoke says:

    this is so beautiful, really you are so beautiful!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. dflorack says:

      Aw, thanks, Cindy. You made my day.

      Like

  2. John Sapiro says:

    This is so moving and so beautifully written. I have felt these same things but I could never put them into words. Thank you.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. dflorack says:

      I am glad you liked it. Thank you for your kind words.

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Yep, life is so hard. Great post you did a beautiful job writing this post.

    Liked by 1 person

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