Happy Holidays to My Adopted Holiday Child!

candle windowHappy holidays to My Adopted Holiday Child,

We celebrate Christmas in our home and oh my how I love it. I patiently wait until December 1st (or the weekend closest 😉 ) to dig out the tree along with all the decorations and lights for outside. That said, it still doesn’t stop me from starting a little earlier…you can often hear Christmas tunes blasting (sorry to those that are within earshot of me singing along) and the holiday baking gets well underway in November – mmmm I love having the house fill with the smell of cookies in the oven!

I would imagine that if you were here you would help us decorate the tree. We love to get the entire family involved…though sometimes the little ones like to un-decorate it lol. Then you can help me in the kitchen…there is plenty of time to sample the baking and Christmas dinner – my absolute favourite to make! Do you know how to cook/bake? If you do I’m sure you’d be a big help and if not I’d be happy to teach you. Gosh between out family with all my in laws along with you and your partner if you have one that would make for a large gathering – we best make extra this year! I’d like both of you to know the warmth of these holiday celebrations and we would love to include any traditions you follow as well. Everyone could get to know you and enjoy your company as much as I know I would. I want both of you to look back at us and feel welcome and know that there will always be a place at our table and in our home for you. We will always advocate for you.

I am so happy to be your Holiday Mom. From a young age I have had friends that are members of the LGBTQ community and as such I have always been involved. I can’t imagine not including you and so I always will. Please know that you can always ask me questions, share things with me…I will always be an ear and a shoulder for you. I am excited to watch you journey through life and see where your talents and personality take you!

So let’s get this show on the road – get in here, get those coats off, let me give you both a big hug and off we go to get this dinner happening!


Your Holiday Mom, Lori


  1. Skyler Thomas says:

    Dear Lori…thank you so much for welcoming me and my partner Danny into your home. I lost my Mom in 1999 and I miss her especially at Christmas. Danny lost his Mom in April of this year so we are still crying about that. May you and your family have a wonderful Christmas and thanks for inviting us to celebrate with you. Hugs.

  2. Marni says:

    Dear Mom Lori,
    Thank you so much for your warm, welcoming letter. There was a time in my life where this would have meant the world to me … and today it still brings tears to my eyes. Blessings to you and your family this holiday season!

  3. Emmett Myers says:

    Thank You for writing this beautiful letter. My mom’s name is Lori and she kicked me out this summer so I’ll be unable to share Christmas with her. Reading this made me think of all the things I’ve missed out on this year and every other year and I cant thank you enough for your beautiful words.

    • Marni says:

      Dear Emmett,
      I’m sorry to hear that you won’t be sharing Christmas with your mom, but know that there are so many of us out here who welcome you with open arms just the way you are. We’re so glad you’re here with us this season and hope you’ll keep coming back to read more of the letters.
      Hugs!! xoxox ~ Mom Marni

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