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Thursday, December 18, 2008

Christmas memories




This time of year always makes me think of my mother. She loved Christmas, and that love has brushed off on me. :) One of my fondest memories is of Christmas eve. My twin and i would be so excited knowing that Santa would be coming that night. My mother would sing to us while she tucked us into bed. One of the songs she sang to us was Santa clause is coming to town. My mother had a beautiful voice, and very often my twin and i would be in awe while listening to her. We loved hearing her sing.

I thought i would post the song in memory of my mother. I miss her so very much, but I always feel so close to her at Christmas.

After singing to us, my twin and i would pretend to go to sleep. (Laughing, our mother was fully aware we were pretending.) We then would wait for everyone else to go to sleep and in the middle of the night, we would tip toe down the hallway, giggling and whispering to each other very excited about seeing what Santa brought us. My mother later told me that she always heard us and always knew we wouldn't be able to sleep until we had an idea of what we were getting. She always left the tree lights on so we could see...... Grinning wide. We then would tip toe back to our beds, whispering, and giggling again where we then would fall asleep with visions of Christmas morning to enter our dreams.

17 comments:

Hopefulsl said...

Talk about tears and laughing at the same time......What a good memory you have sis :) I to remember it like it was yesterday! Oh i miss mom so much, and like you said, it's funny how we feel closer to her around Christmas time. And to tell you the truth every time i hear Santa clause is coming to town, You are the first person i think of. Cuz you loved that song so much-lol!!!!
(((((TRACY)))))

Mike Golch said...

nice one.I hope that you have time to check out my Christmas offerings.

'Tart said...

That is so sweet!!:):):)

Awake In Rochester said...

It's great to remember those times. ;o) I'm glad that I'm not the only one who still has records.

'Tart said...

Tracy,
I gave you and Stacy an award off my blog (it's one of Mike G.'s). I just wanted to let you know.:)

We're delaying our trip a little because of the weather, just by a day or two. I'll TTYS!
Love,
Tart

Denise said...

Christmas warms the heart and bring to mind memories of years past...... Thanks for sharing........

Have a blessed Christmas.......

Raine said...

sweet memories

Marj aka Thriver said...

I'm linking around a lot as I link and comment on the posts for the Blog Carnival Against Child Abuse. I think I got here from Nippercat's.

Strange...I am also a twin. Our mother also had a very beautiful singing voice, but she did not enjoy singing to us.

This is such a lovely story. Thanks for sharing it.

Mimi said...

how wonderful to remember the songs of your mother...and the fun of sneaking down to see the Christmas tree

One year my brothers, sister and I were using matches to look at the presents...and we caught the tree on fire (we always had a real one in those days)...with lots of home made decorations...

we were jerking all the tinsel and decorations off...and woke my mom up!!!LOL

that was the last time we did that...the next year we used a flash light...Ha Ha

I wish for you and your family a very Merry Christmas...
Mimi

Dr. Deb said...

Wishing you a Happy Holiday.

Raine said...

Merry X-mas Mysti

Frieda said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family. May God continue to bless you.

'Tart said...

Dear Tracy,
Made it to the inlaws on Monday. Mucho snow - definitely a white Christmas!! It's still coming down!

I wish you a wonderful, happy Merry Christmas to you and yours!:) I'll TTYS!!
Love,
Tart

S'onnie said...

Merry Christmas - I hope you have a safe and happy holiday

Wanda's Wings said...

Christmas Hugs to you!

jumpinginpuddles said...

have a awesome new year, we have a year in review sitting on our blog if you want to read it :)

Mike Golch said...

Tracy,my dear friend I have a new award for you on my site,com and get it, and share it with you sis as ell.Hugs and Blessings.