One of the last requests that my mother had for her four daughters was that we would sit down together over Christmas and divide her jewelry. That was in December of 2010. She basically didn’t go out very much and she had pieces that she wanted us to choose while she was with us. We were stubborn. We didn’t want to admit that there would be a day when she wouldn’t be with us. We couldn’t find time. In January she left us for the great beyond. It took us until last weekend to finally come together and do what she wanted on her last Christmas.
I would say that she had her revenge. Because we wouldn’t get together, she didn’t leave the house to eat Christmas dinner with us. She also refused to let us come to her place to do it. Instead we brought her a plate of food, and then everyone showed up to visit. It turned out better than she had hoped, but we didn’t do that dividing thing. In the end it was ok. We were all fine with what we took. (At least I was) We did take turns and ultimately there wasn’t anything of such great value that it was worth a “I will never speak to you again” type of disagreement.
I will leave you with the rest of the photos that I took. Right now, I have no more words inside of me. In fact, if you don’t see me for a bit, I am taking some time off to get my voice back.
Ok, so we finished the day with supper and some discussion about the land we rented. It was a good day, but afterwards, I felt so let down, sort of like a vacation. It is far more exciting for me to take part in the journey than the destination. So what is this all about. I am thinking there is a cross roads here and I need to figure some things out for myself. Hopefully it won’t take days or weeks or even months. Maybe a day out is what I need. Maybe, I just need to finish reading the book that I am on. Not sure what the issue is right now. On the other hand, it could just be the cold weather. On spring, you are on the calendar for tomorrow, but the air says you are still too far away. Come find us spring….