Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas


I stitched these two Hummel designs for my Mom and Dad in 1983. I found them last spring at their house wrapped in a piece of bedsheet and in my mother's handwriting was 'Christmas Pictures'. I love seeing her unique handwriting more than the stitched pieces! This year I am especially missing my Dad; my first Christmas without him.

My children and grandchildren will be over tomorrow morning for gift sharing and brunch. It will be a wonderful day. Life goes on as it should.

Merry Christmas!!


14 comments:

Deanna said...

Grandma had the most beautiful handwriting. I remember practicing my penmenship for hours so my "D" would look JUST like hers. We had the same initials. :)

Andrea said...

Merry Christmas Cari!
I love that your Mom's handwriting made you happy :-)
xoxo

Christy said...

Ahhh...these are so cute!! I wish I could have handwriting like theirs as well. Hardly anyone writes in cursive these days, so it is hard being a teacher to MAKE kids write in it when NO ONE does!

JOLENE said...

Merry Christmas Cari! Aren't you glad you can recall all the wonderful memories of Christmas's past.....our loved one's are never really gone, they are with us as long as we keep precious memories of them alive. I miss both of my parents and grandparents, too.

Cathy Lloyd said...

Missing Mom and Dad, and missing you too! Merry, Merry Cari! XOXO

Julie M said...

Merry Christmas Cari!!! I hope you have a wonderful day!

The upcoming generations will not have samples of their parents handwriting I'm afraid. All they know how to do is email and text. I'm glad it made you happy to see your moms!

Margaret said...

Oh Cari, I know what you mean -- I'd love to see my mom's handwriting about now. It's hard the first Christmas without a loved one. But you have your children and grandchildren and life goes on. I hope you have a wonderful, blessed and happy Christmas, dear friend! Hugs to you and yours!

Kim said...

Enjoy the family time, Cari! I know what it's like missing your dad. {{{hugs}}} Merry Christmas!

Angela Jamison said...

What a sweet memory. Hope you have a fabulous day filled with fun, laughter and memories. Thinking you....Hugs and kisses

Siobhan said...

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas, Cari! I'm so glad that you have something with your mom's writing on it. I know how special that is!

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woolwoman said...

Cari - I hope you had a wonderful christmas with your family - I am so blessed to be able to spend mine with my folks. They are very energetic, happy and well - Happy New Year and many happy stitches
Melody

Loraine said...

So sorry you are missing your parents. I hope you had a lovely Christmas! I love the Hummel's. They are darling.

Jan said...

Hope your Christmas was blessed, Cari! Glad you found the writing of your mom's...cherish all of those memories and keep them close!