Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Tree Longings? Not me ~

First Hanukkah without kiddos, and their first without a menorah. Living away from home in Christmas land, the memories of Hanukkahs past but faint echoes somewhere in their hearts, I wonder if, despite the way I raised them, this sentiment may have been part of their ethos—
Not me. For me, Christmas lights, trees and carols are for the outside. Lovely, but other.

Home, on the other hand, is all Hanukkah. Lovely, and ours.

This year it’s just us—


  1. Aw, Mirka, first Hannukah without kids? Hugs. Do light candles and renew your traditions. All the best for a blessed Hannukah.

  2. Happy Hannukah to you! Your kiddos may not do the "traditional" celebration now but I bet when they have families of their own they will bring all that you taught them into their homes!

  3. Happy Hanukkah, Mirka! No kids at home means more chocolate for you!

  4. I love your phrase, "Lovely, and ours," Mirka. Happy Hanukkah!

  5. Wishing you a truly lovely and blessed Hanukkah, Mirka. I know it's hard without the kids, so I'm sending you extra hugs.

  6. Wishing you a Happy Hannukah! :)