By Sue Elvis
For anyone grieving the loss of a precious baby this Christmas
Every Christmas I buy a teddy bear for my son Thomas who died some years ago. This year’s bear is called Edith Bear. Today I am looking forward to arranging this bear on the coffee table in the lounge, together with a candle, a photo of our baby and some flowers. Edith Bear will help make Thomas a part of our Christmas.
On Christmas Morning we will kneel down in front of the altar. We will contemplate Baby Jesus in the nativity scene. We will think about our own lost child. One day we will be reunited with him because Jesus was willing to enter our world as a helpless baby.
May you find a way to include your baby in your celebration of Christmas. May you feel moments of joy despite your sorrow. And may Christmas give you hope.