Thursday, December 18, 2008

Ghosts of Christmas Past

My most favorite thing about Christmas is ...

Not the Candy, although I like that a lot.

Not the lights, even though I enjoy driving around my neighborhood to see what everyone has done.

It's not the gifts either.

It is something small.

And very personal.

It is the Memories I make and recall each year.

It is Hubby (who looks a little like Jesus) stringing the lights because I wasn't tall enough and hate high places.

It's Lil Mama in her very most favorite Christmas dress being sweet for the camera.

It is the first puppy she ever owned by herself -Patsy the Amazing Doggie.

It is OD and Mac- he was young and black as night then.

It's picking the biggest tree we could find, then smashing it into the bed of the pickup truck.

It's my memories of two little girls so full of happiness and excitement that they were bouncing in their beds.

It is the memory of my Granny and her silver tree, plastic icicles and red,blue and green rotating lights. (sure wish I could find a picture of
I know - you are saying..."All we have are memories!" And you might be right! But to me Christmas memories are just extra special. They seem to stand out and glow in my mind. I anticipate taking out my box of ornaments, carefully unwrapping each precious one and recalling the past. Grandma's name etched on this gold one, Baby Gin's first plastic orb. The year we took OD to SF and found this bright blown glass ball in the window at Union Square. Remember, remember... remember.
Are you remembering too?


Reddunappy said...

Ya good memories, I put stuff other than ornaments on the tree too. Like Meghans first baby shoes, and stuffed animals LOL, stuff that means something or brings back memories.

gtyyup said...

Yes, memories...they are precious. Every year we get to make more!

Lil Mama said...

Oh Ma, your so sweet. I remember every year taking turns to put the angel on top of the tree. I remember waking up real early and going out to look at all the presents first before anyone woke up then running into OD's room to tell her Santa Came. I am so excited to start a whole new batch of memories with TLC

Rising Rainbow said...

It looks like you're building lots of great Christmas memories. Good for you!! And you're right....he does look a bit like Jesus!

Merry Christmas!

Vodka Mom said...

I LOVE my Christmas memories. They ARE like treasures I open up every year. They make me smile, they make me laugh, and they even make me cry - just a little.

Train Wreck said...

Oh yes that is what memories are made of! I love remembering Christmas pasts as well! We had some really great times too. Never had Jesus put our tree topper on though. You are special! Yes you are! Merry Christmas my dear friend. You have beautiful memories, thanks for sharing.

OneCowgirl said...

I am glad you have such great Christmas memories!!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful memories! Here is wishing you many more this holiday season and a safe and healthy New Year!!

Hugs! Meg (Punchy) said...

What wonderful Christmas memories sweetie! Thanks for your friendship this year, I need to write to you soon...we need to catch up!

Love you!

{i}Post said...

Ahhh, memories! They are the best because the good moments look even better in retrospect and the bad aren't so bad anymore!

Happy Holidays!