Holiday Mom: Gypsy Mama

Holiday Mom: Gypsy MamaDearest Light of My Life,

As I write this my darling child, I see your face and your heart and want you to know that YOU ARE LOVED beyond measure!!! Wherever you are in the world right now there are people who love you without even knowing your name!! I am one of them! Your heart and soul matters to me! Your light in this world matters to me! Your voice matters to me!

This holiday season may find you somewhere you didn’t expect to be and that’s ok. My prayer for you is that you are safe, warm and fed. As both of my sons would say, I’m just a gypsy earth Mama, and I want you to know that I consider YOU one of my children.

This year I am starting new traditions. I moved to be closer to my oldest son and his wife this year so we are getting to plan for the holidays and make new traditions. We were just talking about what new and fun traditions we can start. I personally think a Christmas Eve cookie baking extravaganza would be fun. My youngest son, who lives in New York, is coming in for Thanksgiving. He and I share the journey of living in the LGBTQ community. I know how it feels to be an outcast because of who you love. I raised my sons to know that they are loved for exactly who they are – every single day – and to remember that there is always one person who loves them unconditionally. I extend that to you, Dear One. There are moms like me out here in the world who love you exactly as you are.

I know that holidays can be hard. Finding our way to places where we feel loved and celebrated is a difficult journey on a day to day basis. The holidays can make that feel so much bigger and deeper and it makes our hearts heavy sometimes. I want you to know that whatever you are feeling right now, this moment, is perfectly ok. It’s ok if you feel sad, afraid, alone, happy, mischievous, grinchy, homesick, joyous, hungry, lost, or nothing at all. I love you no matter what!!

Whatever label you need, I see you for who you are. A beautiful soul on this human journey and underneath it all, my heart is connected to yours and yours to mine. I celebrate your life, your voice, your creativity, your love, your identity, your heart, your mind, body and soul!! I CELEBRATE THE HUMAN BEING THAT IS YOU!!

Be gentle with yourself during this holiday season, and know that I am holding you in love and light during this time and all year round!

Happy Holidays!


Gypsy Mama


  1. Suzy says:

    [[ Gypsy is a racial slur towards the Romani people. Sad to think that people from everywhere come here to find love, yet are met with this word of hate. PLEASE be conscious of your word choice.

    Love and Peace Always,
    Your Holiday Child, Suzy ]]

    • Brigid says:

      Hi Suzy,
      I’m sure the word wasn’t meant to offend. So sorry that it upset you. We all make mistakes. Thanks for the information.

      Wishing you a beautiful holiday season. Much love to you!

  2. Heather says:

    Thank you so much! It’s great to see such kind words, even thought I love my mother she isn’t the most accepting person, with my mental health and sexuality, I’m scared to tell her who I am, your kind words make me happy and feel fuzzy inside! Thank you!

    • Brigid says:

      Hi Heather! So happy you have found this website. You are are perfect exactly the way you are. Don’t let anyone tell you that you aren’t. The world would be a very boring and un-creative place if we were all the same, wouldn’t it? You just go on being your wonderful self! You are loved and accepted.

  3. Addison says:

    Thank you so much Gypsy Mama for welcoming me into your home. Your message has touched me and made me feel accepted to be troulu me. Wishing you a happy year.

    • Brigid says:

      Hi Addy,
      Glad you dropped by! You are loved just the way you are! Look after yourself and have a good year too!

  4. Your Holiday Ciocia says:

    Hi Cassidy,

    I hope the rest of the week is better for you. If you have time, I can set aside a cup of tea for you.

    I hope you don’t get run down and catch a holiday cold, but if you did, or caught one in your holiday travels, I have plenty more tea with honey, tissues, vitamin packets etc. 🙂

    Take care of yourself and I’m keeping you in my thoughts.

  5. Cassidy says:

    Hi Mom!

    Thank you so much for your kind words! I’ve had a very hectic week and I’m glad to know you’re here for me always, no matter who I am or who I love. Seriously, thank you. It means so much to me.

    Your holiday child, Cassidy

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