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Old 12-17-2011, 07:15 PM
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Hey everyone! I'm Katrina. I have been a member for quite a while, but haven't posted much. I really didn't think about Christmas until earlier this week.

I lost my Mom in May of 2010 and my Dad in February of this year. They both loved Christmas so this year is pretty hard. But I realize that the best way to honor my parents is to celebrate as they would. So, my tree is up, some presents are purchased. And I want to get into the spirit. So, I'm going to spend some time on here tonight. I am not going to beat myself up for what I haven't done. I'm going to gather inspiration and Christmas spirit from this fine group of Santa's elves!

About myself, I am 56 years old. I have a 22 year old son who still lives with me (he's in college). And he has blessed me with a beautiful two and a half year old granddaughter who live sin town with her mom. I work for a major corporation but am blessed to work at home. I am involved with two charity organizations. I am trying to carve some time out for myself to craft - counted cross-stitch, card making and jewelry making. I am looking for inspiration, ideas and friendship in these three crafts.

I look forward to getting to know you all!

Katrina
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Old 12-17-2011, 07:17 PM
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Welcome Back!!!!!! I'm sorry to hear about your parents. I hope looking around the site helps you find the Christmas spirit.
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Hi and welcome back to MMC, katecole1! Here's to hoping you can find some comfort in this holiday season. Enjoy it with your family.
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Hello & Welcome, Katrina!

I find Christmas even more special because of all the wonderful memories of my parents. You do well to honor you mom & Dad's by celebrating Christmas!
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Welcome to MMC, Katrina!

I'm sorry for your recent losses. I've often wondered if my obvious love for Christmas would make future Christmastimes a source of pain for my children when I'm gone. I hope they follow your example and enjoy it with me in spirit!

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Hi and welcome back Katrina!

Sorry to hear about your losses, hope you find joy and happiness in the holiday season and I think celebrating as they would is a great way to honor them!
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Originally Posted by katcole1 View Post
Hey everyone! I'm Katrina. I have been a member for quite a while, but haven't posted much. I really didn't think about Christmas until earlier this week.

I lost my Mom in May of 2010 and my Dad in February of this year. They both loved Christmas so this year is pretty hard. But I realize that the best way to honor my parents is to celebrate as they would. So, my tree is up, some presents are purchased. And I want to get into the spirit. So, I'm going to spend some time on here tonight. I am not going to beat myself up for what I haven't done. I'm going to gather inspiration and Christmas spirit from this fine group of Santa's elves!

About myself, I am 56 years old. I have a 22 year old son who still lives with me (he's in college). And he has blessed me with a beautiful two and a half year old granddaughter who live sin town with her mom. I work for a major corporation but am blessed to work at home. I am involved with two charity organizations. I am trying to carve some time out for myself to craft - counted cross-stitch, card making and jewelry making. I am looking for inspiration, ideas and friendship in these three crafts.

I look forward to getting to know you all!

Katrina
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