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12/05/08
This reads as if it is a true story? You did a great job of capturing the emotional numbmess of the early stage of grief. ONLY our hope in Christ sustains us in times like this, and the final line caught that perfectly.
12/09/08
This was sad, beautiful, sweet, melancholy, and yet so true to life. There is something about the holidays when we are least prepared for tragedy and death, but this was so encouraging how the human spirit prevails, when we know WHO rules us. Great writing.. thanks.
Tears! I somehow knew what was coming, and yet your ending really touched me. I like your matter-of-fact approach to the story and to the circumstances of that long ago Christmas as well.
That day had to have been tough.
Although I anticipated the ending, I appreciate that you took your time bringing it out.
12/09/08
I also anticipated the ending, but it was very well-crafted regardless, and I enjoyed the read. Well done.
12/09/08
This really drew me in, knowing things weren't normal, yet your MC was doing normal things (looking for presents and making the Christmas meal.) I love your heart-warming ending.