As we find ourselves less than 24 hours away from Christmas Day and that moment where we raise our glass in toast around the Christmas table. I find myself looking back at the past 23 days of December. In that time I have attended several Christmas meals, swapped presents with friends, seen Jack and the beanstalk in pantomime and watched the festivities emerge everywhere I go.
But to me Christmas Eve isn’t just the day before Christmas it is also my dads birthday and the first one where he isn’t here to celebrate it with us.
I don’t want to make this post a sad one because for all of my life this has been a day that is filled with double celebrations and although it is hard to not have him here to celebrate with us, I will today raise a glass to my dad and wish him a happy birthday. I will think about all the amazing times we had together and count my blessings that even though I feel robbed of time with him… the time that I got with him made me the luckiest girl alive. I have (had) the most incredible dad, my confidante, my friend, my hero.
As i look back on Blogmas I realise that I have mentioned him a lot this December and I am pleased that even without him here he is still very much a big part of my life, my months and my days.
So today, tomorrow and new year as I raise a glass in toast to him I hope that you all have too have your glass raised to toast to you loved ones here and passed. Enjoy your festivities and cherish every moment.
I also raise my glass to you all.
With love at Christmas