Wonderful Wednesday-This Christmas!


It’s true, Christmas can feel like a lot of work, particularly for mothers. But when you look back on all the Christmases in your life, you’ll find you’ve created family traditions and lasting memories. Those memories, good and bad, are really what help to keep a family together over the long haul.   ~Caroline Kennedy

I hope everyone who celebrated had a wonderful Christmas, mine was extra special because I had both of my girls at home for the Holidays, the first in 2 years. We cooked, watched movies, ate, drank and was Merry. As we gathered around the table there was an overwhelming feeling of happiness with a mixture of apprehension that the day would soon be over we’d all be headed our separate ways, I would be back to work and my daughters back to respective schools.

Then I thought, Life really is an optical illusion. My apprehension was not warranted because even though we are not always together at the dinner table; we are always linked through mindfulness.

When they were younger I couldn’t wait for them to grow up and begin lives of their own, now that they’ve begun their journey I wish they were still running around the home playing ‘hide and seek’. I know that sounds selfish but I think every mother’s heart reminisces about having their children remain in the state innocent state of childhood. Untarnished by the polluted world in which we find ourselves.

On the other hand, as parents, our hearts burst with pride as we see our children grow up to be adults who have somehow banished all the corruption, pressures and social inequities and to become a glimmer in the midst of the darkness. I am by no means a perfect person or parent. My daughters aren’t perfect either, however, it has not stopped them from looking at the world with the hope of making it a better place and being human beings I can honestly be proud of.

~Happy Wednesday

©Etta D. Richards


10 thoughts on “Wonderful Wednesday-This Christmas!

  1. aww that is lovely you had a family Christmas. I think life can come round in full circles over time. I hope that you and your daughters keep coming together at Christmas, Birthdays, anniversaries etc… and as you daughters grow and move on, your life also grows to new beautiful chaphters with them. A mother’s heart is precious and it has to go through so much, God I have given my mother love and grief… but I say it will come full circle in the most beautiful way.. hugs to you.

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    1. You are so right and I’m seeing that now, the different chapters my daughters and I are sharing. I also gave my mom love and grief, more grief I’m afraid. But we are no on common grounds in love. Thank you for those words of wisdom…xxx

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      1. Now that i have matured i am so better as a daughter but i still have relapses. But my relationship with my mum improved as i matured.. ps i am still maturing.. it is sad it has taken me so long, but better late than never..now our relationship even better..

        But i kinda get sometimes it is impossible with some relationships , i do get it.

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  2. Etta I totally agree with Caroline Kennedy.
    Nice to know you enjoyed your Christmas with daughters and family.
    Your concern as Mother is Great and natural. Let you celebrate many more great Christmases like this.

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