Monday, December 19, 2011

It's a Wonderful Life

This is a time of year when I focus on memories of "Christmas Past". I think back to when I was a little girl and no matter where the US Navy sent us, my mom made Christmas so magical. My Dad and I had such fun shopping for her little gifts which she always pretended to love. My parents are gone now but my memories of our times together will last forever. My husband, Bert, and I are getting ready to share our 53 Christmas together, having married when we were students at the College of William and Mary. Our first Christmas was spent in our little 2 room apartment decorated with a Charlie Brown Tree. Over the years, our tree has grown as well as our family and our celebrations. Our three grown children are each married to wonderful people and they presented us with 4 fabulous grandchildren. Now we are ten. To Bert and me, Christmas is about family and home. There are a few grumblings about our Christmas Productions which can be over the top. I think one day, however, our children and grandchildren will reminisce on their happy Christmas memories as I do now.