Holiday Wishes

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Holiday Thoughts and Wishes

Lingering in the looking glass of my life, where has the time gone?

One moment I was strong and steady with the whole world in front of me and now in

Only a few moments, I’ll sit down and carefully chart my course

Keeping time with all of the drummers marching

In the parade of endless faces of those I love.

Now, as I write notes to those I will not see, before this holiday time explodes into a circus;

Genuinely happy to be exactly where I am in this beautiful world of mine, I am

Filled with faith and hope for all of my little “blessings”; I can’t help but notice the lines. Lines

Across the pages waiting to be filled, the small lines in my brow, ties that bind us to friends and

Relatives who are no longer here to share this holiday, and the ways our lives twist and turn.

The shape of my hands has changed over the years, the shape of my body too…

Health, wealth, wisdom…they come and they go, but learning and striving and loving are constants.

Everything and everyone have their seasons, and each season is beautiful in its way

Rights of passage can be harrowing, but always will make you stronger in the end - that is if they

Don’t break you down, tear out your heart or steal the core of who you are.

Only one person has the say in who you grow up to be, and after the age of twenty-five, that’s you.

Well spoken advice I never forgot, although I didn’t need it really, I was aiming for the stars and

Needing to see the world and know how it spins since I was a little girl. Always running somewhere

Loving every taste of freedom and the feel of the sun and wind on my face until well into my thirties

It’s funny now that I should wish the same adventures for the small ones and hope they send me postcards

Funny how I no longer feel the need to run, but want to settle, finally. Learn to love, live and give of myself fully.

Everything I could never do back then.

So this holiday, I want to experience the children, young and old from my place here in the

Present in their presence, hearing all the stories of their lives, their wonderful dreams,

And just where their hearts and minds will take them when they have learned enough to be free.

Then with my parents and my siblings, I’d like to sit back and talk of Christmas past and

How we all came to be in this place and time, how our goals and dreams landed us all here

Stories old and new, twisting and turning together, weaving the tapestry of our lives – our family

There is still so much between us that could be so much sweeter, so much more loving

I hope that we can find the time to be in each other’s presence and fully be there

Laughing, loving, sharing tender moments

Learning, playing, watching the children grow before our eyes

A special kind of bond is formed when together we help babies grow from infants into men and women.

Magic can be found this time of year hidden in the old rafters, dancing in the candles,

Yellow in the fire, sprinkles on the cookies, glaze on the ham, Kaluha in the coffee.

Special times make way for wonderful memories, another one to put away

Taking photographs that hopefully will find their way into a scrapbook rather than a bottom drawer

Elusive yet penetrating, Father Time keeps ticking through the days that follow

Reminding us that the holiday is not just a day, the magic lingers and is thick for the next week

Year’s end is right around the corner bidding a strong adieu.

To all my family and friends, including my dear artists on these hub pages

One wish I have left to impart, I wish you the happiest of Winter holidays

Make ye merry, make ye bright and make ye a new year to remember!

Everlasting peace and love to you all.


Brightest Blessings to all of you,

And as always,

Namaste and Kubiando

Erin

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Comments 8 comments

Mom 5 years ago

Couldn't have said this better!!!


scriber1 5 years ago

And thus you have humanely and honestly come to grips with -- and rather than declaring who you are -- accepting who you aren't. That point in time and place is the next step in the growth of us all. Thanks for sharing.


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b. Malin 5 years ago

What a beautiful piece...so rewarding to read and relate to. It's wonderful when you can see and feel our growth, with little regrets, and lots of hope for the future. Loved the pictures. I wish back to you, lots of love, health, and happiness, my Hub friend.


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epigramman 5 years ago

...surely a classic you have written here ....that everyone can probably relate to ....... but it's in your evocative and heartfelt words which really sends the true message home ......courtesy of course from a great writer like yourself!!


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richtwf 5 years ago

A beautiful message Erin to share with us and one which we can all appreciate and relate to during these festive times before we see out the year and look forward to the new.

Wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, and wish you every success in your writing for the forthcoming year.

God bless and peace to you!


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

Hi, Erin, this was beautiful, I loved all the words and meanings, I hope you have a great Christmas and new year, take care nell


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Erin LeFey 5 years ago from Maryland Author

Thanks to all of you, my friends, for reading all of my musings this year. I have so enjoyed our sharing. Thank you for all of your holiday wishes and blessings and know that I'll be keeping you in my thoughts and heart throughout the season. I'll be home celebrating with those dearest to me, surrounded with love and joy, just where I want to be - my heart and belly full! Keep writing and I'll keep reading - you've filled my world with lots of emotion, joy, points to ponder and love. I'm sure that it won't be long until you hear from me again either. Take care and big hugs, Erin


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vietnamvet68 5 years ago from New York State

Such a beautiful holiday wish message. Here is wishing you the best for this Holiday Season. God Bless

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