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O TANNENBAUM... the tree is up!
HO-HO-HO, HOLLY HOLLY HOLIDAYS, HAPPY HOLIDAYS ARE COMING!
The night the snow fell and the world went whitely quiet.
THE INDIGO LADY IS BLUE!
NEW-YEARS EVE 2009.
This year, my youngest son, his wife, my lovely daughter-in-law and my little granddaughter came over from the Continent for Christmas.
They arrived on the 23rd, late in the evening, and for once, my dream had come true… A WHITE CHRISTMAS!
Exhilarating for me, I had waited so long for this, the world went whitely silent, but not for them, they drove through the storm.
We had a wonderful time, a few days filled with joy, laughter and love... you know how it is, for weeks you live towards it, full of expectation and excitement, preparing and decorating, a bit more than usual for the girl. So beautiful to see her little face, the eyes all lit up, asking how much longer to open the presents... euh, only 5 min less than the previous time you asked? LOL. You remember your own childhood through them.
Then, it is over, you see them driving away, the last glimpse at the corner, they're gone again. You do not know when you'll next meet. You can feel something tearing inside, your heart aches, you hurry inside because you suddenly feel the cold, the empty chairs seem bigger than normal, the decorations less shiny, you hear the silence, you feel the pain of the 'separation’, with every heart-beat they are further away, that is when I become Blue, so very BLUE...
Hours later, you have them on the phone, their voices caress your ears and soul once more, you are touched, they arrived home safely, had a super time, thanx!
Then, you pick yourself up, dust yourself off and start all over again... for the NEW-YEAR.
A quieter affair, just the two of us, all dressed up, nice meal, a glass of Champagne, a bit of reminiscing over the past year, it's been a good one for us.
More joy, laughter and love. We take some fun images.
At midnight we listen to Big Ben as it chimes in the New-Year, we watch the amazing fireworks on the Millennium Wheel, the London Eye, above the Thames, the crowd sing for Auld Lang Syne, TV back off.
We get a few calls from friends and family, after that, some relaxing time, enjoying the moment and already wondering what 2010 will bring.
We go to bed, satisfied and full of hope and good feelings.
Looking forward to the future.
For a moment, we had ‘paused’
I hope 2010 brings only good and prosperity in your and your family's lives!
Love, Magda, (*_*)