Monday, November 23, 2009

time marches on

Last year my family celebrated our first Thanksgiving and Christmas without Dad, and this year we will celebrate these holidays without Mom. I'm sad. But I am also joyful. I have been abundantly blessed. One of the greatest blessings are the parents who raised me. A girl could not have asked for a more stable and loving home.

As I cook my contributions to our Thanksgiving meal there will be some sadness and some satisfaction. Satisfaction in knowing that I am passing the traditions I shared with my parents on to my son. Satisfaction that I am exemplifying to him that grief is natural and that joy and grief CAN walk hand and hand together!


Jenny said...

Amy, sweet girl. Hugs and prayers surround you!

♥Mimi♥ said...

The holidays can be so difficult when we remember the ones that we love who are no longer here to share in the festivities. This time of year is especially poignant for me due to the fact that my father died in the fall and my mom had a birthday in the fall. Happy times in celebration yet sad times remembering people that I dearly loved who I can no longer touch. Sad, but blessed by wonderful memories

♥Mimi♥ said...

Wishing you and yours the most blessed of days as we break bread with friends and family or spend our time as a volunteer with any one of the numerous charities in need of our time and talents.

Peace, plenty, prosperity - my wish for the United States of America.

Mardell said...

Hi Amy,
Blessings to you & your family on this first T-giving without your sweet mama. Thinking of you.