Well, when I should've been resting today and trying to recover a bit from whatever this is that I have that is making me feel run down and feverish, I ran across a site that looks promising and the blog that goes along with it.
The site is: home
I haven't looked it over very much yet, so I hope all is well on it.
What caught my attention just now was the link to the "blog" and a post the lady put on there which was actually a letter she received from her mother regarding the upcoming holidays. What a gooooood reminder for those of us who always want to "make things perfect" - (clearing my throat). I am one of those who wants to try to clean the house up just right, etc. etc. etc. and with 4 cyclones, I mean, children here all day every day it just never happens like I want it to, so this was a good reminder for me :) Enjoy!
I received the following email from my mother:
Dear Duncan and Malia,
I know that having us there on holidays takes some planning and I thank you for all you do. Hopefully, the time spent with Grandma and Granddad will become part of the "good old days" for the kids. And for us (Grandma and Granddad) they are truly the golden days right now. You make that possible. What a blessing it is for both generations. As a Son or Daughter who is also a Mom or Dad you are a link between those two generations - the bond of love that connects sthe history of your parent's life with the incredible potential of your children. These gifts shared during the holidays and any day we come to visit will be enjoyed by us and hopefully treasured by your children for many years to come.
So looking forward to Thanksgiving and Christmas with you and the wonderful grandchildren.
Grandma and Granddad
Now isn't that sweet? Let this be a reminder that it is not about your house, your homemaking skills, your cooking, your linens, or whether you have that perfect guest bedroom (we don't). Holidays are about nurturing relationships.
Malia Russell, director