Dec 4, 2011 2:19 PM by Chris Welty

Annual Holiday Day of Remembrance

The holidays are of course a time for family and friends, and for those who've lost loved ones over the years, it's not an easy time.

For some, the holidays are about remembering and faith. With song, prayer, and tears dozens remembered their loved ones as we enter into the holiday season.

"It was so beneficial to me and my two sons that came with me, and we just felt so close to him."

Virginia Frank was married to her husband for 52 years, and lost him four years ago. She says the holidays was a time that he loved because he got to be with his family.

"We start gathering for thanksgiving and everybody crowds around and we say a prayer. It is very inspirational to us even from the little babies on up," said Frank.

For all those grieving, Elaine Abell with Fountain Memorial Gardens says it is important to spend time with family and friends during the holidays, and it is ok to have a heavy heart.

"It is ok to cry, it is ok to be sad at this time, but it is also ok to laugh. Remember the good times around the table and around the tree."

"I have come to accept it, because I know this was god's will. I accept his will because there is nothing else you can do about it. He provides you with this faith to go on and understand why he does certain things," said Frank.

Faith lifting many heavy hearts, especially around the holidays.

Chris Welty



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