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1/2/2018

Fragile Magic

Filed under: — Jaime @ 2:09 pm

Christmas was hard on us this year with the passing of my paternal Grandmother on the 28th. Circumstances being beyond our control, we won’t be able to make it to her wake or funeral. This is especially upsetting for me, but I know it is the most reasonable option.

Christmas was without its usual magic in 2017. This was also upsetting because the magic of Christmas is my favorite part. I love that enchanted, far-away feeling you (sometimes) get during this season. While I don’t have any kids of my own, I particularly love seeing how much children love the magic of Christmas. They understand it better than anyone.

The passing of my Grandmother at Christmastime did offer me some valuable perspective, however. In remembering my Grandma, one of the key themes that I keep going back to is the magic. Grandma had this amazing way of keeping the Christmas magic alive all year round. I cherish the fact that nearly every Sunday, growing up, I got to spend the day at their house. Being at Grandma and Grandpa’s house was enchanting and magical. Grandma always encouraged our creative side. It was a place I could always be me, be an uninhibited kid.

Now that I am older, I realize what a very special and unique influence I had because of my precious Grandma. I wish I could be more articulate in describing how honored I feel having had her in my life. I just keep going back to ‘magical’ because truly, she was.

Rest in Peace, Grandma.

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