Summer Christmas is Here!
On June 25th, 2014 instead of getting to surprise Steve with one last Christmas celebration, he chose that day as the day he would take his final breath in this world. As you know my sister and I are starting our own tradition, celebrating Summer Christmas/Steve’s Memorial Day on June 25th every year now.
AND this year it has finally arrived! The kids and I made the LONG drive from SC to PA last night and we are prepared!
I brought along my bear claw necklace with a few of Steve’s ashes inside so he is with us as we celebrate. In remembrance of him I have brought his favorite Christmas movies; “The Muppet Christmas Carol”, “The Grinch” (the animated original one of course) and “The Lawrence Welk Christmas Special” (the 1995 40th Anniversary edition). Anyone who knew him has been treated to a special Steve screening of one or all of these.
I brought “Gorgeously Delicious”, Steve’s cookbook, so we could make one of his decadent deserts and indulge in edible Steve Love. We will also be making Christmas Cookies to leave as gifts to spread the message of love, acceptance and truly living and enjoying life.
Don’t wait for “a better time” to take a minute for yourself.
Don’t wait until “someday” to treat yourself to that special thing you’ve had your eye on at the store.
Most importantly, don’t wait for a special occasion to tell the people in your life how important they are to you; how much joy they bring to your life; how much you LOVE them.
No one is promised tomorrow! Live your life NOW!
You will never be this young again.
You will never have this moment again.
Your children will never be this age again.
As Steve says, “Use the good china!”
You never get the chance to change a memory. Make GREAT ones NOW!