12/23/15

4 Holiday Lessons

I’ve learned a lot over the past four years of holidays without my mom. 

Even as I type that I’m shaking my head at the overwhelming feeling that rushes over me when I read “four years”. It will be four years this spring since she left us, yet some days it still feels like yesterday.  Continue reading

12/23/12

Comfort and Joy

I love Christmas.

My mother LOVED this time of year. I was the first born, a June baby, meaning at the crawling age of 6 months I was immersed in the holiday traditions that my mom and dad began for me. Although I don’t remember those early “once upon a time” days, I have many photographs to reminisce with, and memorabilia that, to this day, grace my home. Continue reading