24: Raise a glass..

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

Kirsty xx


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  1. Suffering Wanderlust
    December 24, 2017 / 11:05 am

    I’m so sorry for your loss, I hope you’re okay! Merry Christmas x

  2. Ruth
    December 24, 2017 / 11:53 am

    Beautiful words. Your dad will always be in your heart . Xxxx
    Love yo7 loads Ruth xxxxxx💕💕💕💕

  3. livelovetravelx
    December 24, 2017 / 12:38 pm

    Sorry for your loss. Your dad will be proud.


  4. Sincerely, Alice
    December 24, 2017 / 1:50 pm

    Sorry for your loss, I’m sure your dad will be there in spirit!

  5. CherishingFLo
    December 24, 2017 / 5:32 pm

    I’m sorry for your loss. This post was beautiful and I’m sure your dad would be very proud of you. His memory will forever be a light for the holidays. Praying For you. And I wish you the best this holiday season ❤️

  6. kirakiratsu
    December 24, 2017 / 9:50 pm

    Sorry for your loss, Kirsty
    I wish you all the best
    Merry Christmas!

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