My Nana passed away December 24, 2004 just before midnight. With her passing, my Christmas spirit went into a long hibernation. My daughter was still young and I still went through the motions for her over the years but it just wasn’t the same. There were no more family gatherings on or around Christmas, my mom and a couple of her brothers live down south and it seems that my Nana was the glue that held our family together.
But this year despite knowing that I won’t be seeing my daughter and my mom for Christmas, my spirit has returned to me. I am looking forward to decorating my house and making it look like Christmas threw up all over it. I don’t care if I don’t have money for gifts, I just want to celebrate in the spirit of the holiday and spend time with my local friends and family. Bake cookies and sing Christmas carols.
It will be 9 years since Nana passed and my spirit left me. Dear spirit, I’m so glad that you are back, I’ve missed you horribly while you were gone.
So should you decide to battle the crowds on Black Friday, or do like I do and stay home and decorate your house and listen to Christmas music, remember what Christmas is really about. Being with the ones that you love.