The holiday's feel weird without you here. I'm surrounded by family and friends who I love dearly, except you.
There's gifts under the tree and the lights are shining so bright but inside my light is dimmed.
But as my niece opens her presents full of laughter, excitement and joy I start to remember how blessed I am. You've shown me that your spirit is much alive. I feel it when I randomly laugh at a memory we've shared or when I feel the sunshine on my winter-chilled cheeks.
My holiday joy comes from knowing that you're always with me.</em