Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Mr. and Mrs Santa Claus...

...............have been with me my entire adult life....... they've even crossed oceans with me........ I painted them when i was pregnant all those long years ago and they have followed me everywhere. They have yellowed some with age (Mr. a little more than Mrs .. not sure why)but i find i like them that way. Santa has a very mellow appearance .   If i were to paint them today i would probably paint them different. I would pay more attention to the details........ but they were painted by my 18 yr old self.  

...........And now they are here with me celebrating Christmas in CA.  They help to make it feel like home.  Our holiday celebrations have turned a corner and they may never be the same. We are feeling a little home sick. Thanksgiving and Christmas for the last 20 years was always spent at Hubby's mothers...... Surrounded by friends and family of at least a dozen or more .... and now that we have moved and hubby's mom has passed things are a little more sedate. But we will find our way..... we always do.  Theres lots of love in this big house.  Even if it is feeling a little lonely right now. 

We wish for you a Magickal Christmas! Surrounded by all those you love!  Hold them close. Hold them dear. Because life changes.... nothing ever stays the same even if you think it always will.  Savor the moment.. Hugs! deb

3 comments:

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Oh, how things change. The kids were here and two young pups. Lots of noise. Terry commented that things were getting out of control. I reminded him how quiet it is without them. We agreed, the ruckus is far better than empty. But things change and we make the best of whatever life dishes, don't we.

Happy New Year.

Eden said...

Have a wonderful New Year Deb :)

Eileen Bergen said...

We're traveling that same journey, Deb. We love to recapture Christmases past by watching classic movies of the season. Some are ones we watched with uor parents (now long gone) and others we watched with our son who is far away and now has a whole other family.

White Christmas ... Bells of St. Mary's, Dickens' Christmas Story, Jean Shepherd's A Christmas Story ...

And concerts - Christmas concerts - can't get enough of them this time of year ... ;-)