Bob’s Christmas Party

Send Christmas EcardsHope all of you had a great Christmas? I had a blast. Rick planned for some great food and drinks. The bonfire that he prepared was great too. We sat in a circle around it, and sang some old Christmas songs. Rick was in a great mood and after a couple of songs, he was up on his feet! We cheered him on and soon all of us were dancing.

However, there was something that was keeping Megan preoccupied. She kept looking around and was restless through the evening. I don’t think the others noted this, but I could sense that tension in her, having known her for a long time now. She didn’t join us while we danced but kept looking over her shoulder. And then she fixed her gaze and slowly stood up. I followed her eyes: holding a brown bag with both hands was Kate!

I froze in shock. When the others saw me stop dancing with my hands in mid-air, they followed my gaze too. And then there was a deathly silence, followed by a deafening roar! Kate was back. Her face was a rainbow of emotions. She smiled but tears were rolling down her cheeks while we hugged her. It was the most memorable moment this Christmas and probably this year, for all of us. Later we came to know that Megan convinced her to come to the party and she planned this whole surprise for us. More power to you Megan! And also looking forward to having Kate around in the New Year.

How was your Christmas? I’d like to know.

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9 thoughts on “Bob’s Christmas Party

  1. Hi Bob,
    Merry Christmas! My Christmas was great! This was the first year in 14 that I got to spend Christmas with my Children. There is nothing greater in the world than being around family and friends at Christmas and making new traditions and revisiting some old. You asked in your news letter about New Years resolutions and so this is why I’m writing. I have made the resolutions to 1) try to see the positive in everyone, 2) to try really hard to more patient and 3) to give up a really bad habit…smoking. You asked for suggestions, my suggestion to you would be to take a look at yourself or life and see what areas you would like to make a change to, if there is none then maybe you could make a resolution to help in the community. Anything really. I hope this helps. Thanks for a wonderful year of news letters. I look forward to another great one. Have a safe, healthy and Happy New Year.
    Laura T. (Michigan)

  2. Hi Bob….My Christmas was So Sad….:-( I lost my Husband, Frank, the Love of my life, a few Months ago….He had Cancer….I was 15, and he was 21, when we were married….I lost our Cat, Frisky, Yesterday….Christmas Day….Frank, and I, Loved Her….She Grieved, when Frank passed away….I’m all alone here, on the Farm, ecept for my Dog Bandit….:-(

  3. Wow! What a fantastic surprise for all of you, when Kate showed up. That’s one of the things that’s really what Christmas is all about. Seeing loved ones and being together. And, for my suggestion for the New Year….I am paying off my credit cards! I am determined to do it. In the economy I have to. Hopefully, you don’t have to worry about that, but if you do, that’s my suggestion. Have a wonderful New Year!

  4. It sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas. This Christmas seems like nothing has gone right. I’m living by myself for the very first time. I just turned 22 in July and wasn’t planning on moving out until after I graduated from college. However, my dad got a new job in Colorado and him and my mother moved from Michigan out there. My brother moved in May down to Texas for his new job. They were up here around Thanksgiving, but I won’t be spending Christmas with them. I live next door to my grandparents and my aunt and spent Christmas Eve and Christmas with them, but it wasn’t like Christmas’ in the past. Our extended family is officially getting together this Sunday on the 28th. However, my youngest cousin who is 2 just came down with pneumonia so her and her mother could not make the trip from Tennessee up to Michigan. Although, her husband and their 3 other girls came up. Then we found out today that my other aunt and her daughter have strep throat and won’t be joining us for our Christmas party since they will be contagious until tomorrow. On top of all of this my best friend is not speaking to me because she says that I abandoned her when she went away to college. Out of all of this though I find that I am still truly blessed this Christmas season and looked forward to the year to come.

  5. It sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas. This Christmas seems like nothing has gone right. I’m living by myself for the very first time. I just turned 22 in July and wasn’t planning on moving out until after I graduated from college. However, my dad got a new job in Colorado and him and my mother moved from Michigan out there. My brother moved in May down to Texas for his new job. They were up here around Thanksgiving, but I won’t be spending Christmas with them. I live next door to my grandparents and my aunt and spent Christmas Eve and Christmas with them, but it wasn’t like Christmas’ in the past. Our extended family is officially getting together this Sunday on the 28th. However, my youngest cousin who is 2 just came down with pneumonia so her and her mother could not make the trip from Tennessee up to Michigan. Although, her husband and their 3 other girls came up. Then we found out today that my other aunt and her daughter have strep throat and won’t be joining us for our Christmas party since they will be contagious until Monday. On top of all of this my best friend is not speaking to me because she says that I abandoned her when she went away to college. Out of all of this though I find that I am still truly blessed this Christmas season and looked forward to the year to come.

  6. Oo…I’m so glad Kate showed up!!! I just read your blog this morning. I cried tears of joy for you guys. My son also surprised the Christmas season and came home! He moved away to go to school and told me he wouldn’t be able to make it home. We all had the best Gift of all! Welcome home Kate!

  7. Christmas was good! We had a wonderful gathering.
    It is after Christmas that makes you sad.
    There are friends out there who you can’t be together on occasions that you’d like to, due to so many reasons, neverthe less they are dear to you and you think of them. Sometimes it’s difficult to make them realize they are equally important if not more.
    May be you should write about when people take out their anger, jealousies and other such negative emotions on well meaning friends and the friendship is never the same again – so that people would be more sensitive to others.
    Wishing you the best New Year ever!

  8. Nearly cried when I read Beverly Jolene Carter’s letter, how very sad for her, losing her precious husband and her beautiful cat. My heart goes out to her and she is in my thoughts here in Australia.I will be glad to see the end of 2008, as we lost our beautiful little maltese of 10 years, BO, this year in June. Still miss him every day and his brother Ben is my lifeline now, he misses him too. Wishing everyone a happy, healthy, safe 2009.

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