Dear Holiday Child,
Well, another year has come and gone, and here we are – each one of us poised to grow, change and love in 2017. I hope you are excited about the year, because that is the perfect way to begin. Dream big dreams, and we holiday moms will dream alongside you!
True, is has been a hard year in 2016, and there have been setbacks. We won’t sugar coat that truth. We’ll honor it. BUT, as your very first holiday mom, I will also remind you that you are stronger than you think, braver than you know, and more beautiful than you can imagine. Even if you have had it bad this year, and have lost a little confidence, please know that there is always someone who is struggling that you can help. Yes, YOU can help someone somehow – and it will do you both a world of good. Honestly, I am hoping you will take all the holiday love we’ve had this season for you here and pay it forward. Bring hope and love to someone who needs it even more than you. Why? Because giving of ourselves is what makes life worthwhile for all of us. (I’ll be telling you that every year till you are 92 at least, because that never changes!)
As for our house this New Year’s Day, we are not likely to make resolutions – we all know how those don’t last. But we will be thinking about who we want to become in the coming year. Also, about what we want to enjoy more, and how we’ll accomplish that. Feel free to tell me your plans and dreams in the comments – I would love to hear!
Behind all of our 2017 family plans will be to keep LOVING you, our holiday child. We wish you the very, very best. You mean so much to us. Truly, you do.
As for next year, I just got word that Letter Mama Yvonne will once again do the work that makes all this happen behind the scenes. So yes, we will be back come Thanksgiving! (By the way, I hope you’ll take a moment to thank Mama Yvonne in the comments, it would mean a lot to her I know! You don’t hear from her directly much, but she has put in countless hours to make that work. Thank you Mama Yvonne! AND if you are on Tumblr, a nice thank you to Auntie Marni would be lovely – she shows up every single day to be sure you have someone reading your comments and letting you know you are loved there!)
Between now and next year, if you find yourself needing a little mom love, you can check out all our past letters. We don’t answer comments as often, but we do have the site up year round. It’s here for you when you need it!
So now it is time – imagine me lifting a toast to you, in honor of all that you are, and wishing you the happiest of New Year’s.
With so much love,