Monday, December 26, 2011

christmas 2011

Christmas came, without the snow that we longed for.  It brought our loved ones together - safe, close for those moments, real.  This is what the holiday is about - nothing matters as much as this connection - cousins embracing, sisters laughing together, the Matriarch smiling from her rocking chair.  And because we are a family that adores dogs, it was dogs that shared our special day.  
Clementine and Pippa warmed our laps and made us laugh.  It was hard, this one.  They say that the first holiday without one's loved one is always a challenge.  We missed our father.  We had each other, good food, memories.  We are blessed, and we know it.
My beautiful niece Hadley - wearing her new mitts!  (alpaca)
Onward to the new year!



2 comments:

jayneonweedstreet said...

Pippa luna and Clemma luna say THANK YOU for including them! They loved all the family waRMTH AND love extended to them, and such a memorable day as they both "found" their voice to alert Daisy the boxer!

Delisa said...

Hi Jody, it sounds like you had a truly special and wonderful time with your family. Your nieces gloves are so beautiful! You did a great job. Little Pippa and Clementine are adorable. They have such bright and happy expressions in their big brown eyes, you can really tell they love being around the people. Have a lovely afternoon ahead! Delisa :)