Originally Posted by granny hatchet
Im feeling compel d to write this morning about Christmas and family. Nothing like a large family gathered around the table or fire . everyone together at Christmas Right ? I had 5 sisters. that makes for the right ingredient to have that picture perfect holiday, dont it ? Not for me it dont. see, I came from a broken home where everyone picked sides and no one was close. jealousy ran through the sisters and favorites were drawn. I had my favorite as did we all. I remember a present one yr. a tipy tumbles doll. she did flips on a wired remote. As I sat under the tree playing with her one of my sister came and jumped in the air , kicked me in the back and said, sit up straight. Thats my only memory of Christmas at home. Jump to a small daughter and not a dime in my pocket, I rummaged through her toy box and got what was on the bottom that she hadnt played with and wrapped it for Christmas. But, I made sure santa came to the house because she heard the bells and left the back door open and a cookie was gone. that is her favorite memory today. I am blessed this year to have my daughter and grandkids ,son and dh with me. But, as you can see , it wasnt always so. My sisters dont contact me or very rarely . I didnt hear from anyone on thanksgiving. I dont have memories to draw on. some this yr . are facing Christmas without familys around them and it sounds very depressing but it dont have to be. You can draw on memorys of Christmas past and you can know you are loved. good friend can be family , a stranger on the street with no coat can be family, However you choose to look at it. remember, Its in your heart and mine....
Such good advice Abby-normal, ❤ love you honey. Sorry you didn't have such a great childhood growing up granny. My dad had his favorites too, they were my brothers. The 3 of us girls felt misplaced a lot. But we fought for our place & made it through because we had an awesome mom that loved us all evenly.
❤Edited by ChickenLady2014 - 12/1/15 at 8:21am