Friday, December 24, 2010

Love actually is all around ...


For the longest time, the words "love" and "family" didn't go together in my mind.

Don't get me wrong. I absolutely love love LOVE my family (they seem quite fond of me too). But for far too long, "love" for me meant the romantic kind. My dad ruled with an iron fist when I was growing up and if I hadn't been such a rebellious little thing, I would not have had a boyfriend until I was 25. I don't resent this at all now that I'm older and a tad wiser. But growing up, "family" seemed to be the biggest barrier between myself and "true love." Oh the melodrama of youth.

It took going through heartbreak and being completely on my own for me to really appreciate the love that comes from family. They once jokingly called me "the loveless one" since I'm the only one here who's of age but not paired up. My little sister Katie, always wise beyond her years, said, "She isn't loveless. She has us." How true that is. They've loved me unconditionally through moments of brilliance and belligerence, whether I'm striving for great heights or just jumping off a plane like a crazy woman. I am truly blessed, and because I have them, I am happy and content this Christmas.

So to my beloved family who I know sneaks peeks in this blog every now and then to make sure I haven't done anything so crazy as to be illegal, I love you all very much. And to my dear friends and readers, I wish you all a Merry Christmas with lots and lots of that wonderful thing called love! 



P.S. A little gift to give you the warm and fuzzies: the trailer of my favorite holiday movie, Love Actually. Enjoy!


Candy cane image via Zuppaartista

5 comments:

  1. Merry Christmas Celine! I hope you have a wonderful one. (And Love Actually is definitely one of my favorite Christmas movies ever too!)

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  2. Merry Christmas Alexa! It really is the most heart-warming, heart-breaking, heart-EVERYTHING Christmas movie out there isn't it? Wishing you a Christmas full of love, love, love!

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  3. Merry, Merry Christmas Celine! <3

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  4. Merry Christmas to you too Kira!

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  5. Merry Christmas to you...hope you'll have a wonderful 2011!

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