Your Holiday Mom: Aussie Mum Holly

G’day Holiday Child,

Ok first up I must confess that no one in Australia would write that as an opening to a letter, but we do say it G’day to each other and of course it is Christmas and we are all friends here…love is in the air (that is the title of a well known Australian song…you should Google it!).

I am so pleased you are here with my family for an Australian Christmas. No ugly holiday sweater required as it is hot here…REALLY hot, as my hometown where you are joining me is on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland and Christmas is a humid, sub-tropical summer day. I hope you feel that our welcome, love and friendship makes up for missing a cooked roast dinner.

How about you join me and my husband and daughter for a swim at the beach on Christmas Eve? We can swim in the afternoon then we might go for a drive to see the holiday lights outside people’s home. If you want I can take you to the Christmas Eve service at a local church, but I confess we don’t always go! I’d recommend the Uniting Church maybe as it is our most inclusive and that is where I would feel pretty comfortable. A lot of churches in Australia still don’t even have female pastors etc and we don’t have legal gay marriage yet, but Australians just voted for it in a plebiscite so it is coming soon we all hope. It is a bit strange it has taken so long because Australians are pretty friendly and laid back. Love is love!

Christmas Day we will be up pretty early and we will open our presents (I promise not to give you socks!) and we will have a bit of a lazy morning as we aren’t cooking lunch…it is prawns (shrimp to you I guess?) and salad, but we will have a traditional pudding. It is just too hot to be cooking a roast meal! We will drive to visit other family after lunch, and you will like them, but brace yourself as they will feed you another meal…BBQ this time, with more Christmas treats and deserts on offer too!

I love that you are joining us, as it is a great gift to us to have you with us and get to know you. I hope the love you feel with us at Christmas will stay with you for the whole year.

Love Aussie Mum Holly


  1. Meadow says:

    Hi, my name’s Meadow and I am bisexual. I’m living in a very homophobic household which means I am still in the closet. I’m 12 years old and in desperate need of someone I can talk to. I feel like I’m trapped and have nowhere to go. And I’m done pretending to be straight.

    • Suzan says:

      First off you are ok. There is nothing wrong with being who you really are. Some people dont realize the things you realized about yourself till later in life. You are ahead of the game. If being gay is who you are, I accept you. You know I think that if Jesus was around today he would say the same thing to you. You are perfect exactly as you are! You are young and finding out about how to navigate through YOUR wotld. Another thing is there is nothing wrong with you, yet sometimes people, usually scared people, will say bad things about people being gay. I do not believe that being gay is bad. You will over time love who you are, exactly as you are! YOU ARE PERFECT! I am.l happy that you wrote this holiday Mom request and shared your feelings. As your holiday Mom, I am proud of you. I am sure that you are a beautiful person and that in the future you will find someone special to be with, who will accept you 100% and have friends who accept you as well.
      I must say that I am much older than you, but I have been through a lot in my 59 years on this planet. I have loved deeply and lost, but kept my heart open till I found a person who loved me for exactly who I am. That doesn’t mean he always agrees with me or that we see eye to eye on everything, but he loves me, EXACTLY as I am and that is a truly beutiful.thing.

      My wish for you dear one is a happy holiday filled with the love your heart craves, family and friends who love you for who you really are and the best holiday ever.

      I love you ~ Your holiday Mum, St. Su B from New Orleans, LA.

  2. Suzan says:

    Thank you so much!!! Both my Mum and Pops are in heaven and I haven’t figured out how to communicate with them yet. So having you as,my holiday Mom is a beautiful thing. It makes me miss them less, knowing someone else is thinking of me.
    Love you holiday Mom. You are the BEST!

    Sending love your way and happy holiday to you too!

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