Friday, November 26, 2010
Dance to the Music
The name of this bracelet is Fiesta. We made a discovery this year-you cannot mourn the people and things that are gone during the holidays. You should and MUST celebrate what is and what has been.Last year we had no turkey on Thanksgiving, no tree on Christmas and no presents. We had recently given up our ten-year old bookstore and were counting all of the losses of lifestyle and family members as one big reason to feel the sadness down to our bones. And that's just what we did. This year we are pulling out all the stops. Sam spent most of Thanksgiving day decorating the tree with all of the bits and pieces that have survived the years. The stockings that Grandma made for the boys hang nearby. There are ornaments from all the years when Christmas was the biggest time of the year. It's beautiful. There were very few things my dad enjoyed in his last years, but Christmas tree lights were high on his list. We're celebrating this year not just for us, but for him and for everybody we love-past, present, and future. Happy holidays, y'all.