First christmas in 57 years without having a parent with me. We lost Mum Dec 2004 and Dad to dementia june 2009. I missed him so much this christmas and many memories came to the surface... especially the last few weeks of his life and the poor treament he recieved. I miss the caring of him... My brother was saying the same thing....most of the time everything is fine...then something comes along and triggers the tears to flow again. Good Wishes to you all. Prague.