Whew! Is Christmas 2010 really over ... so quickly?
(cue sound-bite, "Like sands through the hourglass, so are the days of our lives.")
I hope you all enjoyed helping create warm and lasting memories!
That said, I caught myself on Christmas Eve feeling curiously detached. My mind kept replaying scenes of long-ago celebrations ... names and faces who've journeyed ahead....
...The next moment, trying to imagine how you, dear friends, were experiencing that Holy night. (Oops!, does that make me a voyeur?)
DH's daughter and her family opened their doors and their hearts again this Eve: She and her dad so enjoy re-creating the traditional Polish supper ... an acquired taste, yes. :)
Regretfully, we all just learned her mother is gravely ill. I couldn't help but wonder, how many others feel compelled to "put up a jolly good front" -- while their insides are behaving like a rock tumbler.
In keeping with "the times", our gift-giving was more frugal that we'd prefer. How I long to watch my loved ones' eyes light up when they uncover a treasure that speaks to their hearts... to hear, "How did you know?".
So, no -- there were no BCS Championship Game tickets in my stocking yesterday morning ($1,049-and-up at last glance ~ isn't that crazy?) ....
.... But there's no way I'd trade my son's new family portrait ... the railroad-tie Cross ... or a grandchild's sweet hugs!
So, how was YOUR Christmas? Yes, I'd really enjoying hearing!