Sunday, December 26, 2010

A Time for All Emotions

Christmas is supposed to be magical. For some, it revolves around religion and spirituality; others, it means family and love and closeness. I like to enjoy a little of all of it.

I sit back and reflect on the past year....I give thanks to God for blessing my life; I look forward to spending time, away from work, with my family. It's not always what we expect, but you must understand that some blessings come wrapped in a package. It may not LOOK like what you want, but if you open it up and dig a little deeper, you may find that it's just what you NEEDED!

Most of you (that follow) will know by now that my grandmother joined my grandfather in heaven this past weekend. We attended her funeral Wednesday. Don't you just know, that woman had the final say! It snowed a little on the day of her funeral. I remember telling Wayne, "you know, Memaw loved snow." It kept me from crying at her burial....watching in wonderment, as the little snowflakes fell on all our sadness. I just couldn't help but smile. I knew it was her way of telling us not to cry, not to be sad.

She was SO in love with my grandfather....

We knew there was a call for snow Christmas Day, but it NEVER snows in our area; maybe on the mountains, but NEVER where we live!

Camilla awoke at 5am for her milk, and she and I went downstairs to see if Santa had visited us. It had been raining up to that point, and you could see a tiny "glitter" in the rain....we knew it was snow, but didn't expect much outside of that.

We watched Camilla play, for about an hour, with all of the toys Santa had left her. She started rubbing her little eyes, and we decided to go back to bed for a bit.

WOW, when we woke up only 2 hours later, there was a GOOD 3 inches of snow on the ground, and this HUGE, white, wet snow was falling all around. Our backyard reminded me of a snow globe that had just been shook up.....I began to cry! I knew Memaw wanted us to all enjoy Christmas, even though she was was her gift to us all. She was dancing and laughing, and she wanted us to all smile and enjoy our families. What better way to enjoy Christmas, and time with loved ones, than a good ol' fashioned romp in the snow!!!!

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. I pray that everyone was warm, with someone they love, and safe. May God bless you all; may your new year be filled with everything you need!

Much love~
Ciao  <3


Jacklyn said...

I am very happy that your Christmas turned out good. Even with the loss of your grandmother, you were still able to cherish a White Christmas with Wayne and Loli. Love you all. >HUGS<

Gigi Henson said...

Love you too Jack ;)

Molly said...

What a wonderful way to remember your Grandmother! I'm glad your Christmas was still happy in the midst of sadness.

Confessions of an Insomniac said...

Lookie here! I totally missed that you were updating your blog again :) Yay! I am sorry about your grandmother, but I am glad you have wonderful memories of her.

Anonymous said...

My heart goes with you, my grandma is the last living relative i am close to too.