I wasn’t able to have children of my own so jumped at the chance to be your Holiday Mom. My heart is so full knowing that you are reading my words of love to you this Solstice.
For as long as I can remember, I have referred to this time of year as the season of light. And it is by far my most favorite holiday. A time when we can be cozy indoors while the cold rain rages outside. There is something so magical about the Pagan tradition of bring a full grown tree into the home and decorating with lights and ornaments passed down from my family, specifically my grandmother. She would have loved you as dearly as I do.
We celebrate the Solstice under the guise of a secular Christmas. Complete with a tree, gifts, and stockings. We tend to gift one another those things that are needed with a few fun things that support our work in the world and our dreams. This year, a new sofa for the living room is on the list as well as The Addams Family TV show from the 1960s on DVD.
What is on your list this year? I already have a few things in mind but want to make sure that you receive exactly what you want.
Your holiday father and I have been so very blessed to be godparents to a precocious four year old and share in the lives of our friends’ children. It is not the same as having your own which is why we are so delighted to have you with us this year — so that you can share in our celebration and take full advantage of our love.
Ten years ago, I experienced the hardest holiday season ever. Earlier that year, I had experienced a very hard break up with my live-in boyfriend. Let’s just say we weren’t on the same page. And I had also decided to change my role as an enabler in my family which left me on my own for the holidays.
To me, this holiday is about family. So what does it become about when you don’t have one anymore? In my case, a dear friend picked me up and took me to his family’s Christmas Eve celebration and then drove me to see that neighborhood in Seattle where every house is decorated with lights. If it hadn’t been for my friend, I don’t know if I would be here today as I was ever so heartbroken from so much loss that year. And now I want to do the same for you, through this letter of love and comfort.
What I want you to know is this:
You are loved beyond measure.
I support you and your goals.
I am so honored to be you Holiday Mom. My face glows at the very thought of you. And I am hugging you virtually as you read my words.
Always know that you are perfect as you are. You never need to hide yourself from me or your Holiday Dad. We are here for you always.
Wishing you all the light of the season from the bottom of my heart.
xoxoxo, You Holiday Mom