Dear Holiday Child,
Here we are in another holiday season. With all that is going on in the world (so hard!), you might be tempted to forget how much good there is! In specific, how many moms have been writing, polishing and getting ready to send on their very best holiday wishes and love to you here at YourHolidayMom.com. Yes, a whole new season is lined up from Thanksgiving (US) to New Years Day. We even hear the Chicago Tribune is going to share us this year!
Some of you are new, and some of you have been with us for five years now – we welcome you no matter your age – there is a child needing a mom’s love in all of us!
I want you to imagine this with me – so many moms lined up to write you a letter here on this blog. They are ready to give you a virtual hug, warm your cold winter hands, and welcome you into all the sights, smells and sounds of a loving holiday family.
At my house, things are a little different this year. You see, I’ve moved half-time to a tiny, postage stamp sized apartment in the Silicon Valley, so Brian is coming to me for Thanksgiving! We’ll celebrate with friends – but I will make SURE there is a virtual place for you at the table!
Then I’ll be coming home for Christmas to hopefully see the snows of Maryland – that will be such a treat! I love-love-love a winter wonderland of snow!
Your holiday-siblings Taylor (now in his third year of graduate school) and Richard (he just bought his first home this year, at age 29!) will come over, and hopefully Becca, Tristan and the grandkids will stop by as well. My mom- and dad-in-love will be there – both are in their 90’s as of this year! We’ll have a tree, but other than that, we don’t get too fancy. I’ll be sure to take a walk down my half-mile driveway one crisp morning and think of you and your life as if we were talking, just you and me.
What will we talk about? Everything! Your life, your loves (or wish for someone), your troubles and your joys. I’ll probably comment on how much you’ve grown (inside, even if you’re no longer getting taller), and how proud of you I am. I’ll be sure to focus on what is GOOD in your life, and I’ll tell you all the good stuff that’s happened to me, too.
You might say this website is just a fantasy – but you’d be wrong, there, holiday child. The love is real. The care is palpable. The moms FEEL for you, with you, and about you! We have Mom Marni holding down the fort at Tumblr again this year, and Mom Yvonne has been busy at work making sure everything runs smoothly, from the letters to the website. We’re all here because YOU matter to us. Really.
So off we go – come back for letters each day and you’re sure to find something to laugh about, cry (in a good way) about, and generally feel good about. We welcome you with open arms!
Love, Shamama (aka Robin Rice, founder)