I am writing this on Christmas Eve at my lovely in-laws to wish you all a very happy Christmas Day and a Happy New Year. I hope you will have everything that you wish for!
This time of year makes me very reflective. What a strange year is has been for Col and me! I would never have thought last Christmas that just a month later we would have nearly lost our home. As a result of that, the rest of the year took a completely unexpected course and we finally returned to our house at the end of August. There is still a long way to go in terms of the Contents claim with our insurers and the house is still rather minimalist, but we are so happy to be back. Apart from the darkest time, in the week after it happened, when it was like a waking nightmare, it has mainly been at worst anxiety and upheaval. Last week when my Mum had a fall and cut her head which required stitches, the worry and distress was a thousand times worse than anything to do with our flood. I guess what I want to say is, I hope all of you are with your loved ones this Christmas. For those of you who have lost someone special this year, my heart goes out to you, and I know that the year I have had is nothing compared to that loss. It has also been a tremendously hard year financially for many of us, and there are not so many presents waiting under the tree in many homes.
I have had some wonderful kindness from my crafting friends over the past year and it has meant so much: thank you! A disaster makes you realize what tremendous goodness and thoughtfulness there is in people. Hope you have a day full of warmth, love, hugs, and full tummies tomorrow. Thank you for your friendship.
Monday, 24 December 2012
Happy Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Posted by Lucy Edmondson at 12:56
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I'm glad things are turning round for you, Lucy, and that your Mum is on the mend. Merry Christmas!Deb (rustycage)xReplyDelete
Beautiful post, Lucy! It is important to treasure the people in our lives while we can! I have been blessed to have you as a friend and I know that will continue! Have a wonderful Christmas and may "2013" bring you much happiness! Hugs!ReplyDelete
Wishing you a wonderful Christmas Lucy and a Joyful New Year. Hugs Annette xReplyDelete
Hope your mother is OK after her accident and she can enjoy a lovely Christmas x
Enjoy your christmas Lucy, a lovely post. Lots of love to you and yours. Carol xReplyDelete
Here is wishing you and yours a fantastic Christmas Lucy !ReplyDelete
Such a year hun, it can only get better.ReplyDelete
Merry Christmas to you and Col
Glad things are starting to come together for you Lucy - enjoy your xmas with family!! Merry Xmas!!ReplyDelete
Dear Lucy, I know how it feels to lose everything in a flood and then realise that actually all that counts is the love of friends and family. It's nearly 12 years since our Flood, it took 18 months to get our contents claim sorted. But the flood gave us the shove to move. To new zealand and that was the best thing that ever happened for us, so hugs to a luck 2013 :) debi xReplyDelete
It's CHRISTMAS DAY and wishing you and Col a happy and joyous time. I agree it's been a very difficult year but we are both blessed with you back in your house and us with Becca home and making good progress. Enjoy the festivities and have a happy new year. As things settle more I will be able to get over to see you in the new year, so looking forward to that.ReplyDelete
Hugs Brenda xxx
I wish you a Merry Christmas :)ReplyDelete
Lucy, wishing you and your hubby a very Merry Christmas and all the best in 2013. Sorry to hear about your Mom's fall... keeping good thoughts for her, and for you. Hugs from NY.ReplyDelete
Merry Christmas Lucy, I hope your mum has recovered after her accident.ReplyDelete