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So Long, Santa Claus!

January 1, 2013

by V.V. Denman | @vvdenman

As I box up Christmas decorations, I find myself in a melancholy haze which often happens at the end of the Holidays, but this year it’s worse because 2012 marks the end of an era at the Denmans’ house.

Because our firstborn recently fluttered away from the nest, our annual Santa picture barely happened. Married Daughter and Big Boy were only home briefly, and the Man-Boy had a grueling work schedule down at the local grocery store. As you can see, we never coordinated a time when all could get together. Creativity saved the day, but scheduling will only become more complicated as time passes.

So . . . next year I’m planning a family photo in our living room around the tree. Even though that thought brings me a different joy, I’m saddened to say goodbye to one of my favorite Christmas traditions.

But, oh well.

So long, Santa Claus!

Xmas 2012x

 This week’s out-of-context Bible verse:

Behold, I am doing a new thing! Isaiah 43:19 RSV

2 Comments leave one →
  1. JESSICA permalink
    January 1, 2013 3:25 pm

    It’s ok. We can get dad a Santa suit!

  2. Sandra Green permalink
    January 2, 2013 7:16 am

    I understand your angst. This year we had Christmas without Zac since he could not get off due to starting the new job and Monica and Clint couldn’t get off to go out there. Ally (now engaged) left to go to fiance’s family for awhile. Johnny and I went to see him and take presents. It just gets crazy as they get older and I suspect it will continue to. Traditions will have to change and new ones begun. Sandra

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