1. florence43

    florence43 Registered User

    Jul 1, 2009
    Dear fellow TPers,

    I doubt I'll be online tomorrow...can't think why...but three little reasons spring to mind! We were woken this morning with "Happy Christmas Eve!!!", and that was 3 high pitched voices, plus a sleepy grunt from my left!

    I wish you all peace and happiness in whatever form it comes this Christmas. For some, it will be watching the faces of the children, for others, just enjoying the quiet, and for many enjoying just a smile from a loved one. I know for a lot of us, it will be extraordinarily hard. I just hope that one good thing happens to make it a special day.

    So thank you from me and mine for helping me through this year and I will be thinking of you ALL tomorrow, but especially my lovely mum.

    I will raise a toast to my dad, who I miss too much, and to all of us who have an empty chair at Christmas lunch. But I don't want to be sad, so I will smile as I remember the many Christmas meals I shared with my mum & dad, and know what an honour it was to have been able to. Hope you can all do something similar :).

    Peace to you all, and I will reunite with my TP family again in the New year (if not a little before!!)

    Lots of love, and thanks
  2. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 3, 2006
    What a lovely Post Annie. TP is all the better for having your support.

    Have a lovely time with your family, and enjoy what you have.

    Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year to you all. xx
  3. Necion

    Necion Registered User

    From me also Annie, enjoy your family time, a time to be treasured. This is what memories are made of.

    Wishing you and your family a safe, comforting and happy Christmas.

    Love, Necion. x
  4. piedwarbler

    piedwarbler Registered User

    Aug 3, 2010
    South Ribble
    Happy Christmas Annie. Special thanks to you for all your care and optimism this year x
  5. flowerpot

    flowerpot Registered User

    Happy Christmas Annie. Think it will be a sad day for most of us one way or another.
  6. Dibs

    Dibs Registered User

    Jun 19, 2009
    Hi Annie

    Wishing you and your family a Happy Christmas.
    Love Dibs (Deborah) xxxx:)
  7. Contrary Mary

    Contrary Mary Registered User

    Jun 11, 2010
    Greater London
    Hello Annie

    Wishing you and your family a peaceful Christmas

  8. maryw

    maryw Registered User

    Nov 16, 2008
    Happy Christmas too from me to one and all. Annie you are so right in remembering the many happy Christmases shared with family and being grateful for what has been. I too wish everyone on this forum a peaceful Christmas and I will be thinking of lots of you tomorrow xx
  9. Libby

    Libby Registered User

    May 20, 2006
    North East
    That was a lovely post Annie, and very close to my heart.

    \hope you have a lovely Christmas

    Liz x
  10. danny

    danny Registered User

    Have a lovely Xmas Annie. I , with many others will be raising a glass to absent family and friends whilst maybe making some new memories for the next generation to share in years to come.
  11. POPPY67

    POPPY67 Registered User

    Mar 5, 2010
    Dear annie you have a good christmas with your family and give your mum a big hug! I can not find the words to say thank you for love and support you have shown me over the past few months not just me but every one I will raise a glass to all our loved ones as they may not be here in person but there in our hearts take care xxxxxxx
  12. Dottie

    Dottie Registered User

    Sep 12, 2010
    Dear Annie,

    What a lovely post. Would just like to echo the thoughts of everybody who has replied to you & also to wish you, your family & all fellow TRers a very happy christmas,

    Love Dottie xx
  13. nocturne

    nocturne Registered User

    Nov 23, 2009
    I think everyone has said exactly what I was thinking so I will just add my best wishes for you and your family. May you enjoy happy memories and make many more.
  14. grove

    grove Registered User

    Aug 24, 2010
    North Yorkshire
    Happy Christmas Annie too you & all your family & Best Wishes for the New Year ,thanks for telling me what LOL meant ! ! :):)

    Have a lovely Christmas Day

    Love from Grove x x
  15. florence43

    florence43 Registered User

    Jul 1, 2009
    Off to bed now...children asleep and stockings filled.

    Time to tiptoe up to bed! Sleep well, everyone. :)

    (and Grove, you're more than welcome...here to help!! LOL!!!!!:D)
  16. DeborahBlythe

    DeborahBlythe Registered User

    Dec 1, 2006
    Nite nite Annie. Hope you have slipped something strong into the kiddie's nightcaps to keep 'em asleep until 10am.:) x
  17. thatwoman

    thatwoman Registered User

    Mar 25, 2009
    Merry Chritmas Annie, and everyone else! I'm spending the holiday with my children and grandchildren down south.I do feel guilty that I'm not seeing Dad on Christmas Day, but I've been persuaded that he'll have a good day being looked after. I really need to give some time to the children and grandchildren this year, as I've neglected them in recent years while looking after Dad and MIL. We just need to recharge batteries for once. Merry Christmas to one and all, and thanks for everyone who has given me support over the past difficult year!
    Love from Sue xxx

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