Thursday, December 10, 2009

Frosty The Snowman silly clown

Hi Frosty, old friend,  I am delighted you are our guest of honor again this year. It's so nice to have you join us for ....how many years now? Really over 45 years, my you hold your age well, wish I could say the same for me.

I'll never forget the first time we met and I thought you were so darned cute. It must have been three years after my little sister (17 years old) was killed by a drunk driver and our lives were so devastated. Our Mom grieved so hard she didn't put a Christmas tree for a couple years and when mom's don't celebrate well.....the whole family spirit dwindles and suffers.

So I wasn't looking forward to going home that third Christmas as I really didn't want to grieve anymore. Boy! was I surprised when I walked in Mom's front door. There in the foyer on a cotton draped card table stood you!!! Bright cheerful and welcoming. Next to you stood a big twig tree with lights, garlands and ornaments. Who would have thought she would create you from a magazine how-to article (you know I still have that magazine article) when she wasn't quite ready for a real Christmas tree. My heart sang because I knew Mom had started her healing process and we were on the road back to becoming a whole family again.

Years later after taking care of her in our home for 8 years as Alzheimers robbed her of all thing that made her Mom you came out each year and reminded us of how life, no matter how sad, has gently happy moments to cherish. You are such a wonderful and enduring guest, we cherish your visit.   Welcome to our Christmas again this year.

1 comment:

  1. Joyce - that is a beautiful story. Thanks for sharing.

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