Hello my friends.....this has been a sad day for me, one of my dearest blogger friends mother passed away and my heart is breaking for the pain she is now feeling. I love her so much so in celebration of her mother I am going to post my happy memories and how I got to where I am.
As most of you know I have lost many of the one's I have loved most in my life, my son, my husband, my parents and my brother as well as several beautiful friends. For many years now I didn't decorate a Christmas tree, nor did I decorate anything. The memories were to painful. This year instead of running from the memories I decided to embrace them and so began the trek from the crawl space in the basement to my favorite room in the house, the cosy living room.
Let me set the scene for you...we were in the middle of a very cold blizzard. I couldn't go out and no one would be visiting. Though the weather outside was brutal the feeling in my heart was warm and wonderful, I have waited many years for this feeling to return on my favorite holiday and I wasn't about to let the moment pass. I have to admit I shed tears as I unpacked certain favorite ornaments, like the one my son made for me in school, or the beautiful heart with grandmother on it from my granddaughter.....I didn't cry very long, I knew they all would want me to be happy.
The finally decorated tree.....it's been eight years!
These trees are very special, my mother in law had made me the small one and my husband had given me the large one....I can still see the sparkle in his eyes as he presented me with his gift with much love.
I won this stained glass nativity scene in a curling bonspiel...I remembered the happiness we felt and all the laughs my team shared when we won this prize.
I turned all the lights out except the for the Christmas trees and with the fire glowing I was enjoying complete bliss.
This is my very favorite nativity scene, the last one my husband and I purchased together on our last Christmas we shared together.
My Dining Room Table
At the end of a emotional long day I made biscuits and they were so good with my clam chowder....perfect for a snowy day don't you think?
Now I have decorated most of the main floor....did I mention I have a Christmas clock which plays a Christmas song as the hand touches each new hour of the day...needless to say I was awaken last night with these beautiful tunes....note to self, turn off music when I go to bed.
Good Night and God Bless and many, many hugs to you all especially my dear friend Diana who is so close to my heart tonight.......:-)