Thursday, December 28

Four Colly Birds

The rooms were very still while the pages were softly turned and the winter sunshine crept in to touch the bright heads and serious faces with a Christmas greeting."

Lousia May Alcott

It was bitterly cold when we woke up this morning and prepared for our day.  Breakfast at Grandfather Bear's favorite diner was the first order of business, and then we drove over to my parents' house to see the aunts, uncles, and cousins.  It was so good to see everyone and give them hugs and kisses!

The drive to my aunt's house was enhanced by good chats with my sweet sisters.  Two of them drove in with us.  Juliana even agreed to battle city driving for me, so I got to spend a little time knitting in the back of the van.  I relish the time that I get to spend with my grandparents, aunts, and uncles, and I know that my children love to see the cousins they don't see very often.  My aunt always orders Chinese food from Kum Kau and it is one of my favorite meals of the year!

The time always goes much too quickly and before I knew it, it was time to head back to my father-in-law's.  We'll be driving back home tomorrow, and though it will be so good to see my darling husband again and sleep in my cozy bed, I will miss everyone so much.


elizabeth said...

just caught up reading your many wonderful Christmas Eve-Christmas days posts. lovely and I am so glad for all the wonderful times you are having again this year!!!! So beautiful and such a wonderful time of year, so very special, like precious pearls for our memory to feast on at other times. <3

Gail Griner Golden at Gail-Friends said...

Greetings! I found you through Take Peace. Your blog is lovely, and I enjoyed your post today. We have something in common, dear sister. You are the wife of a priest, and I am the wife of a rabbi. We are Messianic Jews, which means we believe in Yeshua (Jesus) as our Messiah. It's interesting that your grandmother eats Chinese on Christmas day. It's a Jewish tradition that we enjoy every year.

Your words about enjoying your aunts and uncles touched my heart. I come from big families on both sides, and at one time, had 50 aunts and uncles. Now, only four remain. Hug and kiss them and enjoy them while you can.

Blessings and shalom to you and yours.

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