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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Reasons to be full of cheer.....

There are some wonderful people in my life and I am so very grateful for them all.

Today I am grateful for my three lovely girlfriends - and their children- who have given me sanctuary these last three days. They have given the children and I far more than that though, their gift of friendship is dear to me and precious indeed. There have been copious amounts of tea drunk, miles of snow covered countryside walked, biscuits made and parcels exchanged. There has been laughter and excitement and offers of shoulders to cry on if needed, there has been food offered and bottles pressed into hands. What more could I need? Yet there is more.

From friends far away I have had e mails, and unexpected presents in the post to make me giggle, both of which arrived at a moment when I most needed them, both offering friendship and company, 'We are always here for you, any time' what more could I ask for? I am blessed.


Tomorrow I am taking Small Sprog and Tall Girl to Mums for the day, all three of them blessings, though not always easy to remember them all as that!! It will be our Christmas together and I know she will make it special, (I hope she will give my stepfather a good talking to before we get there, and hide the strong stuff until after we've gone!) Christmas will come early, Small Sprog is excited to have two Christmases, I will be free of husband for the day, and so I hope I can be myself.

And lastly you, my bloggy friends, who visit and keep in touch and support no matter what. Thank you, what would I do without you?! I know Christmas is not the perfect time for everyone, I am thinking of you all and wishing you all as good a Christmas as you can possibly have.

Merry Christmas
to you
with love from

x

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wishing you a Merry Xmas from downunder! I'm sure 2010 will be a fantastic year for you. Hang in there! Best wishes Anne

Jennysmith said...

Happy Christmas to you too sweetie.

S.O.? Intriguiging!

Lindsay said...

Have a happy Christmas as you can and the best of luck for 2010 - always reading your blog and thinking of you.
Lindsay xxxx

Steve said...

Hope you and your loved ones have a wonderful Christmas and a very happy New Year!

Maggie May said...

Glad friends are rallying round and giving you a good time and plenty of support.
Hoping you get on really well at your mother's.My daughter is a real brick while she is here and helping and supporting me as it can't be fun for her away from all her friends. Son has just flown off to Japan.
Wishing you all a very peaceful and enjoyable Christmas.

Nuts in May

nick said...

Good that you have such wonderful friends in such difficult times. It makes it all a bit easier to bear.

A Very Happy Christmas to you Sub. Try to forget all your problems for a few days.

Furtheron said...

Reasons indeed

Have a great Christmas

Chic Mama said...

Merry Christmas to you and your children. I hope tomorrow isn't too painful. A few glasses of wine may help you get through it. Take care.
CM xxx

Kim Chandler said...

Merry Christmas to you too. And hopefully a great 2010!

Carol said...

I hope you have a wonderful day hon and I'm glad that your not going to be spending it with husband.

Lots of love to you and yours

C x

The Dotterel said...

Have a wonderful time, Sub - and all the very best for 2010.

Rose said...

Merry Christmas to you, too, Suburbia! And most of all, I wish you a truly happy New Year with peace and joy for you and your children.

Wanderlust Scarlett said...

((ENORMOUS HUGE SISTER HUGS TO YOU!!!!))

Suburbia, I hope that you and the children have a truly wonderful holiday.

It sounds like you are all in very good hands right now, and that is what I would wish for you. Love, support, friends, family, peace and strength to make it through; which you will do.

Wish I could give you that hug in person, but it comes with every bit as much genuine heartfelt comfort as though I'd been there to give it to you.

Merriest of Christmases to you, and a very, very Happy New Year, sweet lady.


Scarlett & Viaggiatore

Suburbia said...

Sadly Carol I am with H on the day, but it is for the children and that is what I need to do for them.

Suburbia said...

Thank you all for your good wishes x

Fat, frumpy and fifty... said...

..its 5.30pm and l'm thinking of YOU!!! hope all is well...

My kids are napping, Larry is making a model airplane, sorry tornado lightening-? sommat or other...and l am sitting in my armchair, by the tree, in semi darkness, candle lit room, browsing my presents....and feeling that I have been blessed this christmas by my kids and friends...l dont often see this...but some have gone the extra mile and it touches me deeply...

Love you lots...

Sara x

Reasons said...

Merry christmas and love to you and yours. x

Letty - A Little Girl With A Curl said...

I am sooooooooooo late catching up with everything, belated Merry Christmas though, from me, even though it is now New Year's Eve!

And yes, Christmas is not always the happy time for everyone.