2 days ago
Thursday, November 27, 2008
My mom gave me this beautiful Swarovski crystal snowflake tonight. Right before she gave it to me she said, "Dad loved Christmas. He'd want us to enjoy the holidays. I'm actually getting excited for them. I bought this for you in memory of dad." So of course I started to shed a couple of tears. On the way home I was thinking about what this snowflake symbolized.
The year 2008 had many note worthy events that occured. For me, 2008 represents the hardest year I have ever had to deal with. It also represents change, love, life and death. It's a year that will never be forgotten.
The snowflake itself represents beauty like no other. Originality. No two snowflakes are alike. There is a freshness about a snowflake and at the same time fraility. The same can be said about life. The crystal shines beautifully, a reminder of my dad's memory living on and shining brightly. It even represents my home time. K*itimat's symbol is the snowflake...."people of the snow."
I'm ready for 2008 to be over with,but I know that this year was a life changing one for me and my family. It was dad's time to go. Our time to grieve. Our time to take into account what is important,and to realize that the only important matters in life are love and family.
So this Christmas I will look at my beautiful crystal snowflake and be reminded of all that is important. I'll think of it and smile softly as I remember my dad during the holidays knowing that he is still shining down on us.
Here's a couple of pics of the poinsettias that we sold for a cub fundraiser....
I think most(there is one lone ponsettia non-lover that I know...I won't mention names though...) would agree they are beautiful!
Hope everyone is getting into the holiday mode!