Today was spent cleaning, organizing, cooking & getting ready to do more of the same tomorrow, at least until 6:00 pm, when all of our family will gather under our roof for celebrating, sharing stories of the holidays & pulling out old memories (for good or bad!).
I am so excited to have everyone here to fill the house with laughter & love. This is a new tradition for the family, as times change, families grow, children age to adulthood & the elders pass the reins down to the next generation, to host the celebrations. We have seen so many changes through the years & they are always difficult to accept. Change is always a challenge, but holidays seem to be the worst. We cleave to the way things have always been, like a small child clings to his mother's leg. This is the security & assurance of our past; the thread that remains unbroken, or so we think, until a change must happen. It is inevitable, but unwelcome. For now, I will cherish this 'new' tradition, for as long as it is possible.
I wish you all a fabulous holiday and a brilliant New Year.