It can be hard to know what to say to someone who doesn’t have support from their own loved ones over the holiday season. I want you to join us this year if only in spirit to our holiday season.
This year for the first time we are getting away from the hustle and bustle of the city to a cabin in the country about an hour away, not too far but far enough to smell the fresh air, and see the mountains we are so blessed to live near. Including you there will be twelve of us, with four children under five so I expect things will be noisy and hectic, hope you are up for it.
We have decided for gift exchange that the eight of us will each buy a game that we would enjoy playing, wrap it up and then on Christmas morning we each will a gift to open and then can spend the day playing these games. For the four younger ones, me as Grammy will put together a box for them to have to open. I want to include paint, play dough, crayons, and lot of actives for to keep them busy but no electronics.
If the weather cooperates we will spend as much time as possible outside, making snow angels, snow people, maybe a snowball fight, and of course tobogganing. Bring your warm clothes. There is also a fire pit outside we will make good use of.
Oh what was that you were thinking of: of course there is going to be food, I LOVE to cook and would love if you could help with chopping, sautéing, and maybe with the dishes too. For Christmas Eve we are thinking a fondue, and Christmas Day we will go the traditional route with turkey and all the trimmings. On Boxing Day we will do Raclette What is that you ask, you will just have to Google it.
I am so glad to have spent this time with you. Imagine my arms wrapped around you as we laugh and cry together. You will be in my heart this year, my very own special holiday gift. I am so very pleased to be sharing this time and space with you. Thank you for letting me be a part of your life; you will be a part of my life forever. I send you the warmest of hugs to wrap around you, to keep you warm. I send my love on the winds that blow across your face, the touch you feel on your check will be the kiss coming from me.
The touch on your shoulder is me telling you are not alone. I care.
You are in my heart this Christmas season and will continue to be in my heart, my thoughts for the rest of time.
Never stop living what’s in your heart.
With all my love,