Christmas Eve

Desember 24, 2009 in Sonder kategorie

So, it’s finally the day before Xmas. Not a day too soon, if you are 7 and 11 years old. Exitement is rising, because tonight they get to open their presents. My big present to them has started a while ago: redecorating their bedrooms, complete with new curtains, a paintcolour of their choice (kindly sponsored by Cornelia and Gerhard as part of the gift) and some woodenboxes for toys, books, etc (made by the able men at friend Ludi’s factory). Luc is in 7th heaven, as he gets a bunker bed, but only with the top part. (Underneath we are fitting a jonkmanskas type cupboard and some wooden boxes and shelves). So, finally, finally, he get to sleep on the top bed!! And Zoe is equally excited, as she has her bedroom back after Oupa died. (She shared with me, and I don’t know which one of us was more frustrated.)

Their smaller gifts are sleeping bags – Luc’s one is Ben 10, and Zoe’s High School Musical (there wasn’t any Hannah Montana ones).

Christmas Eve will be spent with Jackie, Ludi and their daughters Helet and Lare. This family has played a MAJOR role in the lives of the three Salzwedels, especially in the past year. They were always there for me in emergencies, Lare slept at my house when I was in Ireland so that somebody besides Dad’s nurse was with him at night and my kids often stayed with the Birks when I had to travel for work. So, in a sense they have become our family through sharing our highs and lows and sadness and joy in the past two years. Tomorrow we’ll go to church, and Christmas lunch is also at the Birk’s house.

To all of my cyberfriends: I wish you a very blessed Christmas. I hope you get to spend it with somebody you love! And may God bless you out of you socks!

Ciao, for now! (Remember that one: Ant Stienie in Agter elke man always screamed after everybody leaving her stoep: Chow for now! At least mine is pronounced differently… More rounded, see! :))

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