each year we hear the same christmas music for the most part
as I get older the songs are taking on different meanings for me.
For example, I’ll be home for Christmas, When I was in my early twenties and beginning a new life with my husband, starting a family, ect. I loved this song. I remember singing it thinking of being back home with my parents enjoying time with them. We had moved about seven hours away and didn’t always get back for christmas. We had nice Christmases on our own but still this song would bring a tear to my eye and I was home for Christmas each time I heard it, if only in my dreams.
Today when I hear this song I realize that I am now the one that my children might think of when they hear this song. of course only one of my children lives far enough away for it to have any meaning and I am not sure he is sentimental enough think this way. But who knows. I never told my parents that this song made me dream about being with them for the holidays.
This will be the second year in a row that all of my children will be home for christmas. they may not be with me on christmas day. But they will all be home for our annual Christmas eve open house. Which my oldest has re-named “Christmas eve activities and sing along” So there is no dreaming here. They will be home and I am happy to have them.