It has been to long since we have been in touch! A whole year has passed and I have missed you. Can you believe it is almost that time again! Time for family and friends, time for sharing and giving, time for being loved. I am so glad you are joining us this year.
So much has changed for our family this year! My oldest is done University and recently moved into her own home. She has a good job, and works so very hard every day. It has been hard to see her move on, but I know it is an important step for her and I know she will do amazing things. My little one is fully engrossed in her last year of high school. She is working so hard to keep her grades up so she can get into University next year, but really it is all about the dress! We just found her the perfect dress, so wish us luck with shoe shopping! I wonder what the future holds for her. Did you have any big changes this year? What new and exciting things have happened to you that ignite your passion? I can’t wait to see how you all will change the world, to make it a better place for people. A world of acceptance and understanding.
So, we are going to do a few things differently this year. As my children grow to adults, I find that there is a need to change things up a bit, make some new traditions that we can carry on. This year, for the first time, they are actually interested in doing Christmas baking with me. They want to learn to make some of the traditional things that we make for the holidays, they even want to make up baskets for co-workers. We will make some shortbread, butter tarts, fudge, and of course Nuts and Bolts, but the girls want to try a few new things, so we will see what they choose. What will you choose for this baking extravaganza? We can make anything you want. We are a little nerdy so you will have to put up with the matching aprons. What new tradition would you like Christmas Eve we will have our annual Gingerbread House decorating contest. We get pretty creative so you better bring your A game. What tradition would you like to add to the festivities this year? What would help to make the holidays special for you? These are the little things that help make the holidays special, what you look forward to every year. We want this to be your best holiday ever.
My motto for life is simple, and summed up by Cinderella’s mother, “Have courage and be kind”. These are words to live by. It takes courage to be your authentic self, to put yourself out there to be accepted and loved and it takes kindness to accept others for who they are. Surround yourself with people who make a difference in your life, who make the effort to be there for you, who lift you up.
I am so proud of you, of all that you have accomplished in your short life. Who you are matters. So love truly, madly, deeply and know that I am here for you always and forever.
Shine brightly my love, for the world is a better place with you in it.
Holiday Mama Lisa