Tag: #family

December 25, 2018: Family Time/Reading Update

Today is very special, since Christmas is a holiday to spend valuable time with family. Life can be extremely hectic, yet for a couple days we can spend time with cousins and relatives, and share special moments together.

Along with the time spent with relatives, I also have time to plan my reading time. I’m nearly done with Nine Perfect Strangers, and it’s been quite an interesting story. I will have that review posted close to the end of the week. I’m looking forward to beginning my next story, which centers around Christmas (I know, after Christmas Day…my time management is out the window!). I’ll see where my mood takes me 😊

December 22, 2018: Change

Life moves in such a fast pace, it’s easy to lose touch with people you were once in close contact with. The reasons could vary: crazy schedules, moving far from one another, or simply not maintaining connections as frequently. Then suddenly, they’re no longer in your life.

Today I just discovered that a good friend of my family passed away. This person was very close to my aunt, and I would always play with her children growing up. We had a great relationship with them. Life moved on and I lost touch with them, but my family still told me how they were doing. It was good that they still maintained contact with each other, even though it wasn’t as frequent as it used to be.

I hope that her family finds peace and comfort during this difficult time. Life can truly change in an instant.

Blogmas Day 3: A Recent Christmas Memory

There are many memories from past Christmas seasons that stand out in a positive note. One of these moments took place about a few years ago, back in 2012. I was living in New York at the time, and my aunt invited me to come over to spend Christmas in Paterson. Since I was very busy with my job as an educator at a nursery school by Columbia University it was weeks since I spent time with my relatives. I couldn’t wait to see my family and catch up with life. I wound up spending up a few days in the neighborhood where I grew up, including heading to a party on Christmas Eve held by a good friend of the family. My cousin was thrilled that I was accompanying her to the Christmas Eve party. Christmas is a time for family to grow closer together, and they were there when I needed them most.