My daughter’s death on the December 21st overshadows any honest lifting of my spirit in time for December 25th. Yet, the way I survive is to schedule into each December day a time, an action, or a cry for Shannon and her Dad. Sometimes I take coffee and a sweet to the cemetery and think of them totally for while. Then I feel better and can head out to tackle what is next, knowing that I have their courage and blessing.
Jane Davis, CT, lost her daughter Shannon, 19, on Pan Am Flight 103, in Lockerbie, Scotland on December 21, 1988. In January of that year her husband was killed in Saudi Arabia in a car/truck crash.