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Dec
15

Happy Christmas, TOD

My ‘moment’ of this or any other year.

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Wishing all you lovely people a wonderful Christmas, but especially thinking of TODers who lost loved ones this year and for whom Christmas will be a time of loneliness.

Nine years back, I lost my Dad a few weeks before Christmas and I thought it would forever be a time that would only remind us of the pain we felt. But you push on through, and you do get to the point where you can celebrate a life, rather than be consumed by the pain of its loss.

I filmed my Dad a couple of years before he died when he was watching a game on TV, it was hilarious, his range of emotions was rollercoaster-ish, and he was rather rude at times 🙂 He introduced me to the one true faith that is Manchester United, took me to my first United game when I was 12, I’m kinda relieved he’s not around to endure the misery that is the life of a United fan these days (shut it Nerdy and LL).

I couldn’t watch that video until the other night, and I laughed my way through it – it felt good, I was finally at the stage where I could celebrate him, and not be left empty by his loss.

I hope TODers who have endured the pain of losing loved ones this year will reach that point one day too. Until then, we’re thinking of you, we offer you all the love and comfort we can muster. It will take time, a lot of time, but you will get there.

Happy Christmas TOD, thank you for being the people you are, love ya all.

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