Monday, December 16, 2013
Last year Ellen took my mom to the store to purchase three gifts. I don't know whether Ellen suggested it or if mom had thought on her own to get her three youngest grandchildren one gift each.
When I saw them on the table I asked my mom about them.
"What are these?" I asked.
"I don't know. I think they're Ellen's"
I didn't think they were.
I didn't see much of Ellen when I was at mom's house. But somewhere we made a connection and I had asked if they really were hers. She said that mom had purchased them for Jenna, Anna and Gary but she hadn't gotten around to wrapping them.
I wrapped them and tagged them and placed them under the tree. My mom kept asking who the gifts were for and where they came from. She didn't seem to even know that Christmas was coming up pretty soon.
She was like a kid on Christmas day. Who knew it would be the last Christmas that we would spend in her house? or that it would be her last Christmas on earth?
Many of us are missing her this Christmas. Many of us our thinking about our last holiday season together. I'm grateful for the happy memories that help us to make this season a little more pleasant.
I really do miss you Mom!