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!