Dear Mom. . .
I have been thinking about you a lot lately. It always happens at this time of year. The fact that you adored Christmas is as gross an understatement as saying that you baked cookies. Every year, beginning now, you would commence the process of 12 dozen of 12 different types of sweets. Yes, you read that correctly. 1,728 pieces of delectable goodness in all. Give or take. You would then proceed to give them to every lucky person in your crumb littered path. My friends still talk about them.
This all happened in conjunction with decorating, shopping, wrapping, sewing, card making, letter writing and general merry making.
You made it all look easy, and perfect. You made everyone happy. You brought us all together. Your love was blatantly unconditional, especially for your 10 grandchildren.
If I could have you back for just one day a year. Just one. It would be Christmas Eve. It's when I miss you most.
P.S. You can read the Green Bag Lady dedication to my mom in the lower left column. You can read another blog post about my mom HERE.
Posted by Green Bag Lady Teresa at 12/07/2010