Many of us will have empty chairs at our tables this Christmas.

The empty chairs, oh the empty chairs.

And yes, we will miss their smiles, their laughs, their hugs, their words, and their touch this Christmas –

But we do not have to miss their love –

It is planted in our hearts, even in our lives. It is their love that helped mold us into who we are today, it is their love that gave us hope that they were for us even in a world that seems so much against us.

Love does not die with the body, it lives on in the lives that it touches. It lives on in the memories that we carry with us.

So let’s remember the love that we have received, and use it as an encouragement to plant abundantly the seeds of love in those around us.

Let’s keep this thread of love going on – for them, for ourselves, and for those we can touch