Bucket of Tears
Once upon a time, there was an old woman who had a very young daughter that died in a terrible car accident.
She just couldn't get over the grief and sorrow and her life came to a standstill as she cried and mourned for her little girl.
One night she had a dream of her little girl in heaven carrying two heavy buckets. These buckets were way too heavy for such a small little girl and she struggled with every step she took --- a couple of times, almost falling.
"My darling daughter, what are you carrying that is so very heavy?" the crying mother asked.
The little girl replied, "These buckets are filled with your tears, mommy."
After that, the mother's healing began.
May the Good Lord have mercy on all those who are missing a loved one this Christmas season.