Ani’s Advent 2019! A touch of sadness sometimes… with Willow Willers

Dear Santa,

My friend Willow sent me another story… a bit different this time… and it made me think about a few things. My two-legs says that Christmas isn’t always easy for some two-legses to face, especially when their loved ones have just passed.

She says that first Christmas is always hard. And memories come back, year after year. They start with sadness, she says, and sometimes more than that, but after a while, when the tears come, so do the smiles as all the memories merge together. It doesn’t stop you missing them, she says, but time heals, even when you don’t think you want it to.

I’m just a dog, but I’ve seen her face when I haven’t woken up when she’s come in. And sometimes, when she tells me we are getting old. I keep trying to tell her that I’ll never leave her… no more than any of the others have. We’ll always be with her because love never dies and when you love someone… even a four-legs… they are part of who you are for always.

But when you visit those who have said goodbye and are hurting, Santa, even if they don’t feel like Christmas… give them your love, and mine, so a little spark of Christmas can live in their hearts too.

Much love, Ani xxx

A Conversation before Christmas.

Willow Willers

Man: I like your car, is it new?

Woman: I have only had it a day or is it two.

Man:  I love the colour is it blue?

Woman: Well, they call it Azure.

Man:  Do you know this road well?

Woman: Yes I have been down it a thousand times for sure,

                 This road that leads right to my door.

Man: Did you get all your presents the shops are such a crush?

Woman: I did, I even got my sister that amazing eye make up brush.

Man: And the festive food is that all in hand?

Woman: Yes and a good thing too as I am cooking this year as planned.

Man : Who are all those people talking to the police?

Woman: OMG That is my family they’ve all come out even brought my baby niece.

Man: They may of heard the noise of the crash

Woman: My husband does look pale why is he acting so rash.

                 I think I had better talk to him before he starts to cry!

 Man: Hang on my dear you have to come with me…

Woman: WHY?

Man:  You have crashed the car, my dear and you are about to die.

Woman: Surely you are joking I am standing here with you,

                 Sorry it has been good to chat but I have so much to do.

Man: Tell me what is the last thing you remember before our chat?

Woman: Well I was concentrating very hard because of all the snow

                  I had to swerve to miss the cat. It all went black and then, I just don’t know.

                 OH! my what a commotion they are all in tears

                 Right outside the garden gate.

                 The neighbours have not had so much to look at in years.

                 Help I feel so cold and so very weak ,

                 Is that me inside the car, I just look asleep.

Man:  Come my dear I am with you.

            I shall guide you now that your earthly life is through.

Woman: Will they all recover will they manage without me .

Man: Don’t worry they will all cope, you can even watch and see.

            Now just relax and lean your head on me,

            I have seen you’ve always been kind and you always talk with me.

Woman: I really do not want to leave them are you really sure.

Man: I am my dear, now come with me just through this open door…

About Willow Willers

I am the mum of three boys all now grown and flown to live their own lives. Luckily they do keep in touch and visit often. I now have two beautiful grandsons.

When I started this blog I had not long come home from the hospital after an accident in which I broke my back. I was in the hospital for a month and had three operations.

It has taken me a long time to recover, I am still recovering but every day my body is getting stronger. It has taken a huge toll on me mentally I had to retire early on health grounds, I had to come to terms with finding out people I thought were friends were not. I had to make a new life for myself. Things I could do easily have become difficult. 

Writing poetry and prose has helped me a great deal, in fact, I think it has saved my life. 

Find and follow Willow Willers

About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email:
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27 Responses to Ani’s Advent 2019! A touch of sadness sometimes… with Willow Willers

  1. Ritu says:

    Oh, my goodness… crying…

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  2. This is so sad, and at Christmas too! That’s how fast it happens, isn’t it? A blink of an eye and your life changes forever. {{hugs}}

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  3. willowdot21 says:

    Thank you Sue for reblogging my two legs story. She says it is sad but it also often happens this time of year . People do die at , just before and after Christmas. It’s hard for those left behind yet the do recover. They never forget. 💜💜💜 Ruby 💜


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  5. Dale says:

    So very sad… I know two people who died on Christmas Day (though not of car crashes, of lung cancer) and my grandfather on New Year’s Day – and so many more just before the holidays. It is a difficult time for so many…

    Lotsa love sent your way!

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  6. Mary Smith says:

    Such a sad story. For those who have just lost someone (or a beloved four-legs) this Christmas will be a sad time, next Christmas, hopefully, a bit less sad.

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  7. I try very hard to not count the number of losses. There are SO many. Garry is the oldest member of his family and I’m the second oldest in mine. All the others have passed. There aren’t enough little ones to fill the big holes. I have dreams where we get together and party. Great dreams, but then I wake up and sigh. Just a dream, but at least I still remember.

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  9. dgkaye says:

    A tearful tale from Willow, but comfort in God’s love. Merry Christmas Sue, Ani and Willow ❤


  10. This letter is very sad and heart wrenching.


  11. Jennie says:


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