Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Merry Christmas Everyone!




I just wanted to wish all of you a wonderful Christmas! I've been somewhat struggling lately to keep up with this blog...and my life! My lovely aunt passed away a couple of weeks ago and my thoughts are with her a lot lately. She had 5 wonderful children, and six grandchildren. When my own life gets crazy (this week, this family has collectively had two trips to the emergency room, gout, ear infections, conjunctivitis, and a severe cold/laryngitis), I think HOW DID SHE DO IT??? 

I remember when we were little and went to visit, she would pack us all in her station wagon and bring us to get ice cream, to sporting events...you name it. She must have planned Christmas way ahead of time, and this year, I know for a fact, she thought ahead to have Christmas presents for all of us. How amazing and thoughtful is that? Birthdays, and anniversaries were always remembered. Thanksgiving for 25? No problem! She'd just whip out her binder of notes and create endless dishes for all, always including someone's favorite something or other. AND ALL IN GOOD CHEER! She was just the glue that created a wonderful, loving life, which she spread to all.

I don't mean to be maudlin. I think her her in amazement! I am saddened by her passing, but will always remember her so happily, she was a true gift to my family!

I wish you all the best this holiday season!

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7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you Heather for your wonderful remembrance of my Mom...she was all that--so amazing. It was great to see you last week. Have a nice holiday! love, Barbi

Elle said...

Happy holidays lovely! Sorry to hear about your aunt:( Hope everyone in your family feels better soon.

Art Wall Katie said...

I'm sorry for your loss but happy you had such a wonderful person in your life. Merry Christmas, Heather

Vicki Dvorak said...

Hope you have an extra special Christmas! Thanks for all of your kind comments on my blog this year. xo

Minnie said...

What a wonderful tribute to your aunt that she is remembered so warmly. I'm sorry for your loss but I hope you take comfort in all the wonderful memories that she created. A warm hug, Minnie

Melissa Y. Allam said...

So sorry about the loss of your Aunt, she sounds like she was a very precious, sweet Aunt to you and many others. What sweet kinds words and memories you have of her.

Rae Grant said...

Happy New Year Heather! Let's visit more this year.
Rae