Blended Holiday Parties

December 13th, 2008

Just back from a wonderful Christmas party, still basking in the love and affection of my friends. Sure, the house was gorgeous, the food delicious, the wine flowing…but what was most special was having the luxury of reconnecting with old friends, of spending so many hours lost in conversation that we left at 11 p.m., thinking it was just past 9 p.m.

And what touches me most even now is knowing how much my friend had to overcome to throw this party.

Few of us come from intact homes. Throw in a divorce – whether yours, his, hers, the parents, the in-laws, the sister’s or brother’s – and things can get really complicated. In most families there are broken relationships that can make the holidays hard.

To see my friend there with his ex wife, their four beautiful children, her boyfriend, and his partner – surrounded by the love and affection of friends and family – touched me deeply.

I know my friend traveled a long road to make it to this place, where he could throw open the doors of his new home and welcome all those who would be comfortable enough to walk through.

This holiday season, I hope you find comfort and love from friends and family.

— Lynn

3 Responses to “Blended Holiday Parties”

  1. Anna (Green Talk) on December 16, 2008 12:16 am

    Lynn, that post was so beautiful. I love the holidays since I always feel you see the best in people. Cherishing friendships is better than any gift someone could give me.

    Wishing you a happy and joyous holiday!

    Thanks so much, Anna, I’m so glad you enjoyed it. Happy holidays to you, too! –Lynn

  2. Mother Earth on December 16, 2008 12:14 pm

    I love spending time with family and friends this time of year. Warms my heart and spirit

  3. Diane MacEachern on December 16, 2008 7:15 pm

    My family has certainly had its share of ups and downs, fortunately mostly ups right now. Thanks for raising this issue.

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