Tonight’s memories are brought to you by Christmas Eve.
When I was growing up, my family was very involved in the music at the church services. Plus we listened to Christmas music all the time.
Mannheim Steamroller was a popular choice; I think we even saw them live a time or two.
This particular song is always calls up strong feelings for me, good feelings I wish I could pass on to Wee One.
I remember sitting in the backseat of the car listening to it. It is so beautiful it made me cry, both then and tonight. I felt so much love; I felt the accomplishment of finishing something I (with my family) had worked and planned for for so long; I felt satisfaction with the end of the year.
Tonight, I listened to it while holding WO’s hand. Now, I am laying in the living room with her asleep in my arms, my nose in her hair. Creating new memories for me, good associations for her, still all rooted in love.
Merry Christmas to all who celebrate it, and peaceful greetings to those that don’t.