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Friday, December 18, 2009

Christmas memories.

This will be the 1st Christmas without Peppes.
I know it's going to be a day filled with varying emotions for each of us.
We miss her so much, so much more than I can say.

I think of her on a daily basis.
Like when I...
*put on my Clinique makeup every morning
(Clinique was the only makeup she wore)

*make a banana sandwich
(it's because of her that I love them so much)

*fry an egg
(she taught me how to fry them the "Peppes" way)

*finish a good book and want to tell someone about it
(we shared a love of reading)

*see anything with a lighthouse on it
(another love we shared)

*drive past a library

*open my mailbox knowing that there won't be a "Peppes letter"

*sing her favorite hymns in church

*cook her Spanish rice
(it never tastes quite as good as hers did)

*play the piano
(a love for music-something else we had in common)

I will miss her presence at Christmas but am glad that we have memories of Christmas' past with her to reflect on...
*Christmas mornings with Peppes & Pop coming over to see what Santa brought

* her unique way of wrapping gifts

*the "big bulb" Christmas lights she strung on the fence outside

*Peppes' annual "memory gift"

More than ever, this Christmas will be about being with family, sharing Christmas memories, creating new Christmas traditions, and remembering the real reason for the season.

1 comment:

Abbey said...

The oh so interesting ways of gift wrap, always getting a box that what it said on the outside was not what was on the inside.

Or the "J.D" or "truck words" that Pop would say and she would get on to him!

I miss her too :)