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Monday, December 22, 2014

A Golden Lamb Christmas

Each year we visit The Golden Lamb in Lebanon, Ohio
the last Sunday before Christmas Day. It's always a treat and a
 delight for all our senses!

Spending some time with Santa here is always a joy!

I have been a neglectful blogger of late and one reason
in particular has been a sad one.
We lost my precious mother just before Thanksgiving this year.
It was sudden and so quick and we are just coming up for air.
Still, we have so many sweet memories to hold on to and cherish.

We know that she would never wish us to let sadness take away
all our holiday joy. She was adamant about that in her last days.

We will be honoring her in every way this Christmas season and know
 she is with my father and all our other relatives and friends who are watching 
over us.

This photo was from our visit in 2013. 
We love you Mom.

Merry Christmas to you all and may the season bring
you much joy.

Susie Q


Terri Steffes said...

EEEK! I was so excited to see a blog post from you! It is one of my new year's goals to blog more. I want to reconnect with blogging friends all around. You were one of my first and one of my dearest. Looking forward to another outing with you!

Stacey said...

I'm so sorry about your mom. Sending your my thoughts and prayers.

Jeanie said...

Hi Sue,

Welcome back. I've missed you (and Brian D. too!). First, I want to thank you for the absolutely wonderful comment you left on my blog anniversary post -- it's one I'll save and keep in my special file of extra-meaningful comments.

I'm so sorry to hear about your mom -- it's really tough losing a parent (or I suppose anyone close) at the holidays. Been there, done that, and even though you try hard to get your merry going, sometimes it's hard.

Guess what -- that's OK. You'll get those grief bursts because you loved her so much and this is the time of year that something as simple as a Hallmark movie can make us cry, much less something that really matters. There are so many wonderful ways to remember her and "include" her in the holidays -- lighting a candle, cooking her favorite, remembering a special ornament or decoration she loved and including it in your world and so much more. You'll find your way. And she (and your dad) will smile. And remember, when you hear a bell ring, an angel gets its wings. Or so says Jimmy Stewart, which is good enough for me.

I love your holiday tradition of going to the spot in Lebanon right before the holidays. It's so beautiful and all the pix are lovely.

Sending mega joy to you -- it's there, really it is. (I've had a hard time finding it myself this year, after the flu, an exhausting trip and being behind for the holiday but hey -- it's coming together.)

Merry Christmas, Susie Q!

Cherdecor said...

Susie, I was shocked to read of the passing of your mother. I am so sorry! She was a beautiful lady and a great encourager.

It is wonderful to see you blogging again. God bless you and your family at this blessed time of the year.

Holly said...

Hi Sue,

So sorry to hear about your mom... Praying you have a peaceful beginning to this year...