Thursday, February 26, 2015

Mom and me with her Christmas decorations

This particular memory shall forever be imbedded in my mind and will have a special place in my memory bank. It all took place when I visited Mom for the 2014 Christmas holidays. There was Mom, like the eternal guide that she has always been, carefully navigating me through her sparkling creations of Christmas decorations.

I could hear the excitement and pride in her voice as she gingerly and carefully showed me each decoration. She gently took my hands and explained as she and I walked through her kitchen into her dining room and then into her living room. There was the heirloom Christmas tree. Then the poinsettias. Then her very own and personal touch, the ones that she has always been known for! Her special arrangements of candles, Christmas balls, and other Christmas decorations.

At the end of her special tour I had to stand there and marvel at this wonderful lady's enthusiasm, her will to keep Christmas cheer in our home, and so much more. Then I gave her a hug and a squeeze and a pat on the back as we walked back towards the kitchen. She had managed once more to revive and preserve my special Christmas memories.

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