Monday, December 26, 2011

It's a wrap

I have so enjoyed seeing everyone's homes with their holiday best. Loved all the family photos and the memories shared. I am hoping that everyone has survived this holiday and have many new memories to share for years to come.
My Hubby and I are in Colorado visiting our daughter and her family. We are celebrated to the max. We enjoyed all of our get togethers with all of our children.
Tonight we are watching our grandchildren while their parents get a night out. Not sure we will still be awake when they get home. As I look around the room it seems that I am the only one awake.
My back up computer also bit the dust since my last post. Not sure when I will be back to normal after returning home. I am ready for a computer that works.
Yesterday in the middle of presents I had a melt down that was totally unexpected. My daughter had made some photo books of our trip to Hilton Head. All of our grandchildren were together for the first time. She had lots of pictures of the cousins together. I started reading the quotes that were with the pictures. Suddenly I broke down with memories of cousin Jo. It was the hardest I have cried since her memorial service. I still can't believe that those quotes did that to me. I guess it goes to show that memories last forever and why it is so important to have family and friends in our lives. Sometimes all we have are the memories. Treasure each and every one.


Genie said...

Debby.....I am up, too. Gene and family just arrived. I feel so sad for you....I know how upset you were. It is a bit sad here because Snappy, the schnauzer just a day or two before Christmas. Hope you have taken lots of pictures like I have...GOBS of Eloise. Tomorrow we are gong to see I Bought a Zoo with her. Wed. we are all going home. Take care.....I am thinking about you tonight. Sorry I can’t be there to sit and cry with you.. Hugs....genie

Vera @ Cozy Little Cabin said...

Oh Debby. Memories of those who have passed on ahead of us, are so bittersweet, aren't they?

Merry Christmas. . . . .

Heather said...

Oh Debby, if I was there I would give you a big hug!

Kimberly said...

I had a brief cry also Christmas morning. Read my blog tomorrow if you have time.
Enjoy the rest of your visit.

NanaDiana said...

Debby- I am sorry about your computer. You know..I had a bit of a meltdown (all by myself) on
Christmas Day, too. I went to the bathroom and had a quiet little cry all to myself. Just all of a sudden I had a longing for my father. I was 21 when he passed and there is hardly a day that goes by that I don't think about him..and think how sad it is that he never saw his beautiful grandchildren.

Blessings to you- If we lived closer we could have had a little bawl fest together- xo Diana

Miss Merry said...

Sweet post, Debbie. I think we all miss those we have loved the most during the holidays. What a lovely gift from your daughter. My computer died right after Black Friday sales. Luckily my son had been researching and helped me purchase the same laptop he ordered. I only had to pay $75.00 more :(

Julia said...

Memories are stored until they are brought back and they are as fresh as when they were stored in our heart. Happy New Year Debby.

Sorry about your computer. Hugs. JB

Julie Harward said...

Your comment there at the end made me get is so true, Family is everything and Families Are Forever! Happy New Year to you! ;D

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Debby honey your still in my prayers and I woke up thinking of you this morning.
Wish I could give you a hug but I am sending you one through cyber space and wishing you a Happy New Year

Andi's English Attic said...

Christmas is beautiful except when we've lost a loved one. Thank goodness you have the love of your wonderful family to help ease the pain.

As we make our way through the New Year, I hope the pain will ease for you. xx

Suzie Sews At DOTTY RED said...

Happy new year to you and yours. May it be filled with love, happiness and good health. Sadness and loss are such a bitter sweet thing, sending you a hug. With love x