One year ago I have written about Christmas trees and Christmas traditions I learned over the years (http://victoriaichizlibartels.com/born-in-a-forest/).
New Year’s Eve in Soviet times and later Christmas in Moldova can be described as a combination of a family gathering, Christmas and Thanksgiving, all in one.
And this is how I feel shortly before Christmas this year. I would like to say: Thank you!
Thank you to all readers of this blog. Thank you to all who commented and liked various posts here and on Facebook.
Thank you to all the dear friends for support and encouragement, especially to those who read all or parts of my first novel. Your cheerleading and sincere critique are simply invaluable!
And the biggest thank you goes to my family, embracing my husband, my two sweet children, our children’s grandparents, great-grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, …! For absolutely everything!
I would like to wish all wonderful and magical Christmas holidays and all the best for the coming year!
And I would like to finish this post with a quote by Elizabeth Gilbert from “Eat, Pray, Love”:
“In the end, though, maybe we must all give up trying to pay back the people in this world who sustain our lives. In the end, maybe it’s wiser to surrender before the miraculous scope of human generosity and to just keep saying thank you, forever and sincerely for as long as we have voices.”
Pictures: our little, cute Christmas tree this year, and the most wonderful Christmas gift in my life: my little, sweet Emma.