Where is the Merry in Merry Christmas when you lose one you love?

It is definitely that time of year where people smile, bell-ringers grace their red kettles, and well-wishers beam, "Merry Christmas!"I've been thinking about this phrase and the question popped into my head.  "Can there be a merry in 'Merry Christmas' for me?Memories of Christmases past haunt me.  I remember Philip's first Christmas, where I propped him with pillows and laid all his gifts around him, relishing in the 'love' that he received.   Read More +