Last year we put out four stockings.
We just had to have one for Chris too.
This year we put out five.
No, we are not adopting a child or adding a pet…that I’m aware of.
We (meaning my Better Half) put out the four stockings at home but this is the first Christmas we have a memorial location for Chris at The Wall or Chris’ Wall as we call it, nestled below the massive cedars that protect the group of memorial walls.
There’s a little stocking on our tree that we’ve had for years. It’s a decoration. Chris would have surely helped with putting this on the tree with his Mom as he and Max did each year.
That little stocking now adorns Chris’ marker at his Wall.
That might sound sad and it is sad but not ‘just sad’ as we know Chris is always with us. It is amazing to see a place like the cemetery so colourful on these grey late fall days. People are remembering their loved ones with flowers, Christmas ornaments and angel figurines.
And on one special marker (yes, read mantel), there’s a little red cloth stocking.
We luv ya kid, every minute of every day.
That’s what your stocking is full of on Christmas and every day of the year.