A different Christmas

On November 14, 2013 my mother Judy Lane, went to be with JESUS.

041313151356.jpg                                          Mother helping plant the garden this year.

I am glad for her, no more walker, 20+ pills a day plus insulin, or aches and pains.  I know that we will be together and worship our creator for eternity, but Christmas without mother… was different! Mother loved Christmas.  She would shop all through the year for stocking stuffers for the kids and other gifts.  She really enjoyed all the activities and family traditions. The decorating of the tree, she loved this.

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We have a tradition that started in 1984, each year we get a special ornament.  As kids were added they each got a special ornament each year, so this year we have 95 special ornaments plus others on the tree. Making Christmas cookies.

Grandma loved being part of the process in making them.

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And eating them.

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Christmas Eve was always very special to mother.  We always would get together have our traditional snacks and open 1 present.

Christmas Day dinner was always the most special.

This year we had folks over and mother was with us.  We light a special candle and put it in the center of the table.

Mother we all miss you very much and Christmas will never be the same without you.

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About Lowell Lane

Food is my passion; I love to grow it, cook it, eat it, and share it with others.
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