I love Christmas movies and stories on Hallmark. I am a sucker for the lessons they teach and the beauty they share. In this crazy mixed up world, it is refreshing to watch them during this season.
A few years ago, I wrote several short vignettes that are what I call "fictional memoirs." They are based on many true events that happened in my mother's family. The stories my mother used to tell me are ingrained in my heart, and none of them more special than the one you are about to read.
I had the series of vignettes made into a book called "Reflections From My Mother's Kitchen: A Journey of Healing and Hope." This is one of the tales. I hope you enjoy it, for it is my Christmas present to you, dear reader. If you do like it, perhaps you will let me know. Or you may want to read the rest of this book which is available on Amazon as a paperback and e book. I will leave details at the end.
Some of you may already recognize parts of this from other stories or blogs I've written. Let the magic of a special Christmas Eve warm your heart....