December 21, 2011

Making Christmas Past a part of Christmas Present

I haven't had much time to post . My works lately have been all about creating my Christmas gifts and I didn't want to give away all my secrets.
I must admit I'm not much of a baker. Not that I'm sure I couldn't do it but the only flour I have in my cupboards is for paper mache. Sad I know. I am grateful everyday, that my mom lives a few floors above me. She cooks dinner for me almost everyday. I get to visit and we shop for groceries together. She says she eats better when she cooks for someone and hey I can't complain.She has someone to visit her everyday and I'm grateful for the time I have with her. My dad died over 25 years ago but Christmas is still especially difficult for her.
At 82 she finds her sisters, friends and family passing on and each year she grieves.  At Christmas she still tries to capture the very special Christmas' we had. I wish I could do more to capture those things in our Christmas Present. This year she baked and I decorated. We listened to our favourite Christmas tunes, argued about the best way to decorate and she supervised each sprinkle or daub of icing.
I'll share these moments that are very special to me and wish you all a very Merry Christmas!
Try to make a little of Christmas Past present in your Christmas this year!


Bonnie Lee Fontaine said...

Ooohh...I'll take a chocolate one...or two!

Christmas is a very nostalgic time. Remembering past holidays and the magic they held adds to the present time and makes it that much more special. Cherish the time with your family and have a very Merry Christmas!

Nancy Perennec Doll Artist said...

Thanks Bonnie! Hope your's is special too!

Jeanie MacLean said...

Cherish every moment you have with your mine has been gone since 1984, but my sister and I keep her with us in our memories. We so often reminisce(spelling??) past times--sometimes it feels as if our Mom were actually here with us. Get your Mom talking about her own memories--you will be in awe of what she has seen and done. Hope your Celebration was super great!!! Hugs-Jeanie

Mary Ann said...

Just passing by to say hello and Happy New Year. Your mum looks like a lovely lady. Probably cooking for you keeps her going and busy. Today is the annivesary of my mum's passing in 2003 at the age of 90. She lived in her own apartment too and was a going concern right up until her last day:)She was always creating and selling what she made and planning her next project. I think that kept her young in mind and spirit. Oh and bossing us around too...LOL

Nancy Perennec Doll Artist said...

Thank you so much for your wonderful comments. We've had a wonderful Christmas with family. Lots of nostalgia. I know I can look back at all the fun and memories. Mom and I are planning a trip to the casino for New Years, I can't think of any better person to do it with. She'll have so much fun hitting those buttons and hoping for a big win. I love her and wish her the very best of health in the New Year. We almost lost her to cancer so every moment I have is one that I treasure, even though she drives me nuts sometimes. I tell her everyday that I love her and thank God that I still have her here with me. God bless everyone and I wish you health and creativity this new year! Cheers!