Thursday 29 December 2011

Christmas is LOVE

Well what can I say, for the first time ever in my life I can honestly say that Christmas was a bit eclipsed by the Ozzie Factor!

Christmas in Melbourne

We partied a plenty, we drank bubbles, we enjoyed a wonderful and very special  time with the family but the spirit of Christmas, although it threatened and I wanted it so much, failed to reach that bit of my tummy that gives me excited butterflies.

Melbourne you stole the Christmas I have come to know as far back as I can remember.

However, its ok its not about the paper and frippery, the sillly hats and tinsel really is it? A lesson was reinforced for me this year because it really was all about LOVE.

The most beautiful gift of all was in abundance from friends and family all around.

Clearly even the Radders mind was on all things "upside down" this year!

This Christmas involved a funeral and a wedding and at both LOVE was in the air in bucket fulls and I felt all of it.

Me and Hubster just exchanged cards this year, no gifts but the words he wrote in my card I will treasure always and never forget, full of LOVE.

We went out with some dear friends and part of our chat went like this and I will never forget its simple truth. 

"Do you remember all the gifts you have been given over the years?"

"Often we dont from one year to the next"

"But you do remember who you were with, the laughter and LOVE and the good times you shared"

Indeed you do.

As we prepare for a new chapter in our lives, one thing I can promise you is that next Christmas I will remember the one gift that didnt come wrapped up in tissue and bows but was given to us from the heart from those we hold dear.

Christmas is LOVE.

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