Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Days of Thanks #34

On this Christmas Day 2012, I am most grateful for my children and for the gift they give me of being able to relive the magic of Christmas that I loved so much as a child.  I felt some of that magic even when Hudson was as young as a year old (the only Christmas we had with her where she was partially aware of some excitement) and I feel it already with my dear Jackson.

Merry Christmas, my sweet babies.  I love you both so much.

Christmas 2008 and 2009


  1. Merry Christmas, Mandy. Beautiful children, the both of them.


  2. Mandy, I was just reading Wild by Cheryl Strayed, and I came to a part that made me think of you. While hitchhiking in CA, Cheryl met a woman named Lou, who ended up telling her about how she lost her 8-year old in a tragic accident, five years before. Lou said that she would never be the same, as the death of her son "took the Lou out of Lou." I am continually impressed how, while you will never be the same, you have worked hard not to lose the essential you. Continue on, strong woman.

    Meira (friend of a friend)

  3. Mandy I haven't been able to comment much (dodgy internet!)but have been thinking of you and your family over Christmas and the New Year. I love the photos of your adorable little babies. Sending lots of love to you all x