The night is winding down as Christmas day makes its way into our past events once again. It’s been a wonderful, emotional, sad, funny, anxiety ridden, laid back time — all at once. I wanted to share some of the things I’ve heard over the last couple of days.
Last night at the candle light service, my son was sitting next to me as we were given our candles to be used later in the night. Being an eleven year old boy, he immediately started pretending to burn his cousin who was sitting next to him. They had a wonderful game of pretend fire. Then, he turned to me and said, “Hey mom, do you remember how you were always scared that Nanny’s hair would catch on fire?”
I laughed and said, “Yeah, I remember”.
This morning, as the kids were opening their gifts, I handed my two older kids laptops. I said to them that these were from us and their Nanny. My son, being ever so wise, looked at me and said, “But, Nanny’s, you know, dead.” I laughed and said, “Yes, but her money lives on.” He, without skipping a beat, said, “Will her money still be alive when it’s my birthday?”
This made me laugh, really hard. In that sometimes we’re not supposed to laugh at strange humor but we do anyway way.
Laughter is always there to pull us through.
I am leaving on vacation with my family in the morning. I have had a wonderful journey on this blog so far and am sure to have many more stories to tell — about getting healthy, about family, about friends, about vacations to Disney, about a special party in New York. Thanks for joining me so far… Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Happy New Year.