Saturday, December 15, 2007

CC Eaton

It was 45 years ago today That my Dad left this planet.
He was just 56 years old.
Since his death 2 Grandsons carry his name.
My son born 3 months later KC, and my Nephew CC Eaton, who
was born a few years later.

It seems strange it has been that long and
so strange I couldn't get through this day
without thinking about him every few minutes.

I think that was the year that my Christmas Spirit
died and now I just go through the motions.

Friday I helped at a lunch after the funeral of a woman who died at age 56.
While watching everyone at the luncheon, I realized another family was going to lose those feelings of joy that we all use to feel when we were younger.

Today I volunteered for my Womans Club,wrapping gifts at our local shopping mall.
Wednesday, some of us are taking a friend to lunch for her birthday.
A friend I have had for 40 years, who suffers during the holidays because
she lost her son then her husband a few years later, both in the month of December.

You have to go on, its just so hard sometimes when you see so much pain in this world.
I think about all those families in Iraq suffering because of loss's.

Yes, there are many Christians there celebrating the birth of Christ.

Something many people forget, that the middle east is where HE was born.
That, the real message of Christmas is.
"Peace on Earth, Good will toward Man."

It just seems that many in this country have forgotten that.


alan said...

So very sorry about your Dad! I lost mine at 56 as well, but it was in October...I hadn't really thought about how much worse the timing could have been! It was a miserable cruel death as well, from pancreatic cancer...

I was 27 at the time, my sons were 4 and 5. They have no memory of him at all, which is terribly sad.

Hugs to you...


fineartist said...

The circle of life can be so difficult on us. We know it's inevitable that people will pass, and yet we are never prepared to lose those who we love and hold dear.

I lost my daddy this July, and I keep thinking that last Christmas when I could have spent time with him I didn't, and now this Christmas, I can't. I was so sick last Christmas with a dry socket, a kidney infection and uti, so I used Christmas to try and recuperate. He understood, but still, life can be very difficult...and like you, I think of him often.

Peace to you too hon.

HAR said...

My Dad also passed away at 57, before any of his grandchildren could know him.
I do agree, Christmas was never the same. I enjoy parts of it but I detest the commercial part.

Have a beautiful new year Green Tea. I am going to try to make an Oprah Martini.:)

Michael Manning said...

My sincere condolences on the tragic passing of your young Father. Mine passed on December 19th 7 years on now. When you Love someone, you miss them terribly. A New year is almost here Green tea, and I send you my Sincere Best!

Joonie the Too said...

I know how you feel, I really do. You have my sincerest condolences.

My dad died in June of 2002, suddenly, in his sleep, and sometimes I think he, being a veteran, was blessed not having to witness what is happening now to the country he fought for.

It's been 5 years. The loss of a loved one doesn't get any easier, but I can say that it does get different. That won't make sense to you now, but it may in the future. I'm still figuring it out myself. God bless you and your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.