Wednesday, December 24, 2008
A Christmas Childhood Memory
Iris who hosts Thankful Thursday has asked us to think back (way back for some of us), and share a Christmas from our childhood – what stayed in our mind all these years…what we are thankful for…
One of things my family always did until my parents divorced when I was 11 years old, was that after we opened our Christmas presents we all got dressed up and went visiting to different family member's homes. As a child I did not appreciate this because I wanted to play with my own toys. We were only aloud to bring with us one special gift from our Christmas. Now that I am older I can appreciate the time we spent with other family members. I am thankful for the special memories of playing with my cousins and visiting with grandparents, aunts and uncles too. The past 34 years since I have been married I have been away from "home" (family) for most of those years. This has made it most difficult to spend the holidays with "extended" family. So I truly Cherish my memories of playing games with my cousins on Christmas Day. I have found that the older I become, I miss family more and more. I used to be so close to my cousins at one time, and now many miles, states and years are between us. If any of my cousins or other family members are reading this post today, please know you are extremely missed and loved! I am thankful for all of my family members. You have played an intricate part in who I am today. Thank you.
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