“This is the message of Christmas: We are never alone.” ~Taylor Caldwell (1900-1985), English novelist
I wrote this in honor of my father and all the departed, those whom we’ve loved and lost. May we feel their love and close proximity this holiday season.
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Fay stirred the creamy yolks in the fry pan on the stove absently, lost in the ache she felt in her heart each year. She looked forward to the holiday season with hope but couldn’t quite shake the family tragedy that had happened to her family three years ago. Her father, Theodore, had been driving her seven-year-old son, Timmy, to the mall for some Christmas shopping and a movie, when an eighteen wheeler truck hit them head on. They both died on impact.
“Mama? Mama?” Emma poked Fay’s thigh hard. “What’s that yucky smell?
Fay glanced down at…
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