Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Christmas with Mom Contest

I've read about this contest on several blogger friends I follow who have entered: Linda, Kim, Claudia. I wanted to write something, but seemed a bit pointless as I could only remember one Christmas. But then since my blog is about writing to my mom, it seemed like a no brainer.

So in 100 words or less, you're to write your Christmas memory with your mom. Things I Want To Tell My Mother blog is holding the contest.

Here are my 89 words:

Dear Mom,

Since you passed away shortly after my 12th birthday, I know it wasn’t that Christmas that I remember, since you were in the hospital. The last Christmas I remember was the year I worried if Santa Claus was real. When I opened the door into the living room, lights sparkled on the presents under the tree. I smiled with relief. I glanced over at you on the couch and saw relief on your face too. I wish I had more memories of Christmas with you.

Love, Lynn


  1. Poignant, bitter sweet, emotionally evocative.

  2. Awww..your memory made me tear up. Merry Christmas.

  3. Arrived here from Estrella's blog. Such a bittersweet memory, this. It's so strange that I found your blog today as I'd been thinking of writing a post/letter to my mother. She is still alive but brain tumors left her ... a very different person ... a few years ago. What a strong impression your mother made on you in so short a time.


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