Merry Christmas, Mama!

December 15, 2007 at 9:55 pm | Posted in family, Happy, Love, Memories | 2 Comments

Since we were originally planning on moving today, I had the day off from work. Sean and I decided to go out to breakfast and head over to Cabela’s, our local camping store, and then to pick up a computer for my mama for Christmas.

Mom’s old computer was her Christmas present a few years ago, I can’t remember where I found it, but it was old and was attacked by a virus and hasn’t worked in months. Before it crashed, she loved to sign onto her computer at night to read this blog and to write my sister and me a nightly email. She didn’t usually have much to say, but still I’ve been missing her daily messages and I know she missed them, too.

So we bought her a used computer this morning and since Sean caught my cold, I drove to her house today to set it up while he slept.

The conversation went like this:

“Hi Mom! We bought you your Christmas present, actually, it’s from Carrie, Laura, Sean and me. Guess what it is!”

“Well, I don’t know. What could it be?”

“I’ll give you a hint: it starts with “C”!”

“Ooh, a candy cane?” (starts singing the “C” is for the candy cane around the Christmas tree lyric from Dean Martin’s Christmas Alphabet)

“No, it’s a COMPUTER!!!!”

She doesn’t have much, and she doesn’t usually need much; this is something I needed. I missed reading her emails at night. I didn’t like that she couldn’t keep up with us through my blog.

When we set it up and found out that this new computer was not yet capable for dial-up (what’s dial-up?), we headed to a local mall together to buy an external modem.

Mom and I sang Christmas carols the whole way. She bought me Josh Groban’s Christmas album to say thank you for her present and we picked up lunch as we sang along to our holiday favorites.

At my mama’s house, she let me open my Christmas presents (which include this awesome handmade scarf [see above picture] I had asked for) and gave me Sean’s and Sammy Oscar’s gifts to take home.

Here’s the first of many emails to come:

Hi girls 🙂 🙂
MERRY CHRISTMAS !!! I just wanted to send a big THANK-YOU to you both (and Laura and Sean too 🙂 for my new computer. I love it!! I didn’t realize how much I missed it til I got back on-line 🙂
I hope you are enjoying the weekend. They were predicting nasty weather but maybe it won’t amount to much. Anyway thanx again 🙂
Luv ya 🙂 🙂 Til next time…


Sean isn’t a big fan of Christmas, he sees traffic and money and hassle, but I’ve always been absolutely in love with this holiday, I get that from my mom. I’m hoping Sean will come to love this holiday, too.

Today was the relaxing holiday cheer I’ve been craving.


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  1. Isn’t that new Cabela’s off the hook? The Boss loved it. Better than a trip to the zoo because the animals don’t run away or make scary noises. And I could spend a whole day there.

  2. Laur and guys. I got an email from your mom and I too missed her kind and uplifting words..YOu guys are soo good to her. She as a mom was wonderful to you girls. She has a quality in her that is soo very rare. She has a pure heart. It was absoultly great to have her back online.. Thanks soo much as not only have you given her a present, you gave us all one. Hugs toyou all Im soo excited about Sammy comming.. I cant wait to see him. Hugs.A.Sanny

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