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Special Day

A special day for someone is just another day for another person . Almost all of us remember our birthdays . Some celebrate or some don’t . But it is an imortant day for us . Otherwise why need to fill up the date of birth column in forms for schools , jobs , loans ??

23rd of January is celebrated as the Netaji Birthday in our country . A way to pay a tribute to the great person who inspired Indians to fight for our independence . So we remember him as well as his birthday . It’s an important day for the nation .

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Christmas is Over

Christmas is Over
Christmas 2006 was a wonderful event at my house. Three of my four children and their families came home for the holiday. Our home was filled for three days as we ate, visited, watched movies, ate, opened gifts, ate, played games and ate some more.

My daughter was the last to leave this morning and the house seems very quiet since she has been gone. I’m so tired I can hardly keep my eyes open but I have lots of memories of the past three days to savor for the rest of my life.

I’m sad that my oldest son and his wife are so far away and weren’t able to make the festivities this year but I did enjoy the rest of the family. Everyone was in a good humor and I think everyone appreciated the gifts they recieved. My most precious gift was that of being loved by those I love.

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Christmas Memories

I’ve been thinking about some of the past Christmases that I have experienced as I prepare for this coming Christmas. I have some very good memories that I will always treasure. My favorite Christmas of all was in the fifties when my dad returned from the war in Korea on Christmas Eve, just in time to go to midnight mass with us. I was so glad to see him.

Another Christmas that I remember well is the year my brother recieved a Lionel Train set for his gift. My dad built a large table for it in a room attached to our garage. We were all so excited to watch the train go around that track. As I recall though, none of us was allowed to operate the train. That was disappointing. It was still a wonderful gift that we all enjoyed even though it was for my brother.

I also felt really good about the Christmas when I recieved my first watch. It seemed like some kind of passage for me to recieve a watch…….as though I was on my way to adulthood. I was actually around 12 years old.

As a mother these past 39 years I have enjoyed every Christmas watching my children open their gifts one by one and seeing the happiness on their faces. In the past 11 years, it has been exciting to watch my only grandson open his gifts. He is always so excited and appreciates his new toys.

In 1990 my father passed away on December 23rd. I always have some very sad feelings on this day even after all these years. I was a real Daddy’s girl when I was a child. As a young woman I went through a period of intense anger toward him because he was an alcoholic. When I got older, I realized he had really difficult problems with depression and anxiety, as well as some anger issues. I know now that he was ill and I have forgiven him for the pain he often caused members of the family. I loved him so much…..he was my Daddy!

My brother David and I have already celebrated together sharing gifts and dinner. We had a wonderful time visiting and being silly. We finished some last minute Christmas shopping together and it felt really good. I have the best brother in the world.

In a few days my family will all be together again to celebrate and share the joys of Christmas. I hope you all enjoy December 25th, whether or not you believe in Christmas.