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25 December, 2017

First Of Many

I don’t know what my expectations were for this Christmas (if I had an concrete ones at all) but the sheer joy and wholeness that was felt last night on both Lina’s and my behalf was something that was so priceless, I struggle to put it into words.  

The strive for perfection is nothing new to either of us and certainly, being our Father’s daughters, only gets kicked into the stratosphere when we enter a kitchen.  Us preparing our first Christmas dinner together was such a massive cooking milestone achieved in itself but everything turning out so perfectly (even with the necessary use of substitutes and some risquรฉ creativity) was something that brought tears to our eyes on more than one occasion as we could feel Daddy helping and guiding us through it all, although he was no longer here to do so in a physical presence.  

I could not have asked for more on this special first Christmas without him and feel so thankful to have been able to spend it with my little sister, wrapped in love, him there in spirit as we carried out all of the traditions all three of us hold so near and dear to us.

Soak in all of the love, ambience, traditions, laughter and feelings not just of the holidays, but of every day and cherish it with all you have while you have it.  For those celebrating without a loved one, don’t be scared to remember all of those wonderful memories you have with them.  Be angry, sad, frustrated and heartbroken that that is all you have now but also let these memories guide you forward into creating new ones.  Embrace that just because something is different now, doesn’t mean it can’t be great in its own way.  It may be the end of an era but it is also the start of many new beginnings that as bittersweet as the first will be (and surely those thereafter), it will be that of many so do your best to move forward with them in your hearts and minds and celebrate not just what was but what is and will be as well.

❤️๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŽ„✨Merry Christmas and happy holidays from our family to yours ❤️๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŽ„๐Ÿ’ซ



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