A Magical time Of Year

November 30, 2014 at 10:53 pm (Creative Non- Fiction, Life beyond parenting, Memoir) (, , )




The most wonderful time of the year,

I took a drive downtown to see my city all lit up in its christmas finery. Main street looks beautiful minus the snow. There is something about this time of year that brings back so many precious memories for me. My parents always hosted the best parties. Dad would tow everyone around the neighborhood in his 1946 Willies’ jeep, when we couldn’t feel fingers or toes anymore, we would warm up with hot cocoa and cookies before heading back out for more sledding fun. My son made snow forts in the yard, Spending hours perfecting his creation. A weekend made in heaven for him.

Friends gathering for the annual tree cutting ceremony in the woods. Kids running through the forest helping find the perfect one.For those of us fortunate enough to live in God’s country and can go up and find your tree.The day spent at the local tree farm is a great family outing as well. The chili dinner afterwards, spending an evening sharing stories of christmas past. So many hit the slopes for snowboarding and skiing. I am afraid I would break my neck if I tried, so I  stay in the lodge cheering you on as you skied down the hill. It does not take much to capture the special moments of our lives.

Life is so hectic, sometimes it is difficult to plan an evening. The memories we create today, may be carried on by our children. My family would drive around Reseda looking at the beautiful home decorated.When I started my family, I carried on same tradition. I loved spending time with my family,we would vote on our favorite house. After my husband’s death, my young son and I would spend the day at the resort, looking at the displays and having hot cocoa before heading home. What a treasured memory my dad started way back when. Now, I gather with friends for a nice dinner and drive around looking at the lights wishing my son was here to share the special moment once again. I ponder if he would have had kids, carrying on the tradition.



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