|Posted by Angela Caban on December 13, 2010 at 10:45 PM|
I would like to explain just exactly how important the Christmas season is for me and family, especially now that I have a family of my own...
The fondest memory of my childhood has always been Christmas. The entire family would gather; my father's parents lived above us in a two family house, my cousins, aunt and uncle down the street, and my mother's mom and sister just a few minutes up the road. We had an abundance of food that would vary from our traditional Cuban cuisine to European and American dishes. The music, the plays I directed in which my cousins and brother starred in. Then walking in the snow passing the holiday lights to attend midnight mass at our church right across the street. Does it get any better than this?
It was never about the presents or material things; although I will say we were extremely blessed as a family. But even though the presents were many, we always valued and appreciated everything we had. We knew that Christmas was about family, love, giving and Christ. My parents worked to instill these values upon all three of us and today, I am striving to bring my son up with the same values.
I am lucky to have my entire family still around to share these family traditions, and although we now live further apart, the distance does not keep us apart for the holidays'.
I am looking forward for yet another Christmas celebration this year with my growing family, and I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
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