Sometimes everything has to be enscribed across the heavens so you can find the one line already written inside you. Sometimes it takes a great sky to find that small, bright, and indescribable wedge of freedom in your own heart. David Whyte

Merry Christmas 2021

on December 8, 2021

This has been a strange, difficult and oddly wonderful year.

My children and grandchildren have worn masks and still taken a few trips to distant places that practiced social distancing. I’ve worn a mask and walked around the block.

This year college has been the center of attention. Bobby will graduate this year. He is a fabulous cook and stars with Linda cooking family holiday meals. He thinks he would like to make a career of food. James is intent on working with machinery. This summer he made a beautiful guitar out of wood.

Kieran decided to leave the frigid Minneapolis winters and go to a school in California. He is studying theater crafts. Donovan says he is launching himself. He and Rama are proud of him. Leela is thinking of going East when her time comes to pick a college. She has continued her dancing for years. She enjoys creating innovating activities for children.

Aidan is a senior and has decided to go to The Cleveland Institute of Art. He has been more of an engineer for years and has made top grades. During COVID he took a virtual art class and decided to explore a different path. Mia is her fun-loving busy self. She continues to be involved in acting. Ohio State University looks like a good fit for her

Bob has a new job as an Expert Witness for a lawyer. Mainly he works at fixing up their house to sell. He and Linda want to move South nearer her family. Linda is still a realtor. Donovan has a new job supervising zoning at the county level. Rama remains a professor at St. Thomas University in Minneapolis. Fred has a new job as a driver for Amazon. He loves exploring parts of Cleveland he didn’t know existed. His Linda is with her small industrial importing company. She offered me her wonderful technological skills to help get my new tablet running so I can watch movies on Netflix.

As for me I had knee replacement surgery in August and am almost as good as new. My siblings Sally, Brooke, Carl and I now Zoom regularly. For me all the newness going on in my family is a wonder.

Best wishes for a blessed holiday and a safe New Year.

12 responses to “Merry Christmas 2021

  1. Dale says:

    What a lovely share, Ina. I would say that amidst this crazy year, there has been a lot of wonderful and you have chose to focus on that… Merry Christmas to you and yours! xo

  2. vivachange77 says:

    Thanks, Dale. It really is fun to find that two of my grandsons are discovering the artist inside them. ❤

  3. Lechfisch says:

    A very Merry Christmas and a fun ‘slide’ into the New Year, as my native idiom would say, to you and all your family spreading their wings – stay safe! 🙂

  4. So many lives setting off in new directions, I wish them all well. And you too, recovered from your surgery, hopefully that will give you a new lease of life 🙂

  5. Glad to hear you are getting out. Thank you for your generosity all year with reading my stuff, and sharing your family news with us.
    Happy Christmas!~ God bless you

  6. Jack says:

    This is beautiful! I’m really glad to hear your knee is doing better because I know how crazy it has been. And the family is such an artistic creative one, it definitely runs in the family lol hope you had happy holidays and all the best in the new year

  7. Jack, thank you for your response. I am doing well knee-wise. The love of my family helps keep me in good spirits. I hope your New Year brings good things to you.

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