Thursday, December 22, 2011

Happy Reminiscences

An email, this morning, reminded me of this Christmas being 'bitter sweet', as the author put it. She was referring to the absence of my dear Mother who passed away in October aged 90. I hadn't given it much thought up to now, being so busy, but yes it will be (bitter sweet).
Mum with her trusty note-pad and Small; one of her many, many pussy-cats over the years.
I am beginning to remember Mum in flashes now as she used to be. which is wonderful. I very rarely see her now as she was in the Nursing Home. I often hear her voice saying something as I say it, her little quips and one liners. Haha a chip off the old block eh?
My sister gave me boxes of Mum's photos to go through and as I did I was amazed at how joyful, not sad, it made me. I found myself laughing out loud as I was taken back to those happy times with Mum and Dad. It is  a pleasure to see Mum's infectious smile again and look at her with life, and naughtiness, in her eyes. In some of these pictures I can even hear her laughing, a sound not heard for a long time.
So this Sunday will be sad with the loss of a generation from our Christmas table but what is really lovely is that there are newbies to sit in the empty seats to make their own places of importance in our family, as indeed they have already.
So I thank my Mum and my Dad for all the wonderful happy memories given to us of Christmas' past.
And I thank my four beautiful grandchildren for the promise they give of so many wonderful Christmases to come. AND I am sure that Mum and Dad will be watching from somewhere with beaming smiles.
Merry Christmas everyone! xxx


  1. Beautiful post Bronwyn....I am now typing whilst blubbing on the keyboard. It is wonderful how our hearts hold dear the precious and most important memories. Just in case my last email doesn't get through I want to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year.
    Blessings and hugs Michelle xx

  2. Mine will be bitter sweet too as we won't have Christopher with us, but I know that he will be there in spirit and the memories will become happy ones not sad. We have the tree up with all his decorations only on it so he is there. Thanks for your cards and comment on the blog.May your Christmas be a happy one.

  3. Memory is a wonderful gift Bronwyn, we remember the good times, and don't dwell on the not so good. Your beautiful Grandchildren are making you lots more wonderful memories, enjoy them every moment you can. Love to you all,Rosalie.

  4. The circle of life is wonderful & cruelly sad at the same time. Wishing you & your family a wonderful Christmas Bronwyn & lots of happy memories of times past too. Tracee xx

  5. So glad you are able to remember and cherish the good times. Merry Christmas to you and the new generations.