Friday, December 26, 2008

One To Go

What a whirlwind this week has been! Is anyone else exhausted from all of the festivities?? For some reason, we just keep forging ahead through the fatigue....I believe that whole process is called "denial"!!! Like a child, I am afraid I'm going to miss something:)



I will be heading out in just a bit for the last scheduled family Christmas function. It will be bittersweet. We are going to my grandma's house. Grandma went on to a much better place last year, and this is our first Christmas without her. While I know that there will be lots of laughter, I'm sure there will also be a few tears. Things just aren't the same - and never will be.



It's been a year of new traditions. We have all been forced to come up with creative ways to celebrate the holidays. I think Grandma would be proud of the way we've handled things:)

17 comments:

Predo said...

Merry Christmas, with a great big hug! I am pretty darn sure that Grandma is simply filled with pride and love for you and your family! Just think of here, and she will be there for you! I hope you have a fantastic time with your family!

Mental P Mama said...

I think Grandma will be there....enjoy.

Shonda Little said...

The first two Christmases after my grandfather's death were very surreal. He died about 3 weeks before the holiday, so with the first it was still very, very raw for my mom and her siblings. Then a year passed without him and the next year it just seemed real. The one thing my grandfather had feared was that his family would stop gathering like his siblings had after their parents died. So, don't stop doing that.

And, as with all family gatherings, bring alcohol.

littletoesandcheerios said...

Yeah the Holidays are not the same when loved ones are abscent for whatever reason. I'm sure Grandma was smiling down at you all...and proud. And she would want you all to laugh and have a great time.

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

I hope you don't shed too many tears....

I am so exhausted there's no way I can drive over there today...BUT if you e-mail me the directions maybe I can go over later next week (no work for me, yahoo) and I can get pictures of the barn then. Also, at some point we'll need to figure out a planning day for Blogapalooza, but right now my head hurts thinking about doing anything other than lying horizontal.

Enjoy your day visiting with your family, and have some smiles and laughs so Grandma will see you happy and not sad.

HalfAsstic.com said...

Awwwww! Merry Christmas, sweetie and I'm sure you're right about Grandma being proud of you!

Living on the Spit said...

I too am sure Your Grandma is right there with you all kicking up her heels and would be so proud.

I hope you have a lot of fun and enjoy your time with family and loved ones!!!

Please tell us all about your adventures and festivities!!!

Love you,

Marlene

Busy Bee Suz said...

It is always hard to celebrate knowing you are missing a part of your family...this we all have to deal with, and it stinks. I hope you still enjoy and that there is more laughter and little tears!!! happy tears are good!!!!

The Incredible Woody said...

{{{HUGS}}}

Karen Deborah said...

I understand and holidays are when we miss our family the most!

I am Barking Mad said...

A Merry belated Christmas...

Hope your New Year is filled with warmth, love, peace and prosperity...and oh yeah, lots and lots of wine.

After these two days I've gotten smarter and next year I'm asking Santa to just leave me the keys to the local winery. Christmas one day and the Little Imps birthday the next...oh yeah, lots of wine has been consumed around here!

Auds at Barking Mad!

Life with Kaishon said...

Grandmas are the most amazingly special people on the planet aren't they? I miss mine every day! I will pray for you tonight as I go to sleep.

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

Here's to Grandma! And Mr. T

nikkicrumpet said...

Have a great time at your last Christmas bash. I'm sure at least her memory will feel alive in her home so you'll feel her spirit and remember the great times you shared with her.

Geri said...

Sorry to hear about your Grandmother. I'm sure she'll still be there in spirit but it is really hard the first Christmas when someone is missing. I know because my brother died, and the first Christmas was really hard for me and my sisters. Wishing you happy holidays.

Grandma J said...

I don't know how I missed this post, but I think your grandmother would be so proud of you and the rest of the family for remembering her....AND for the shout out on your blog.

Cool Breeze said...

Your grandma loves all of you as she always has. Never forget that.