"You never know what you're gonna get." Forrest Gump
Christmas morning, before the kids had even opened all their gifts, they wanted their Dad and I
to open one present each. Mine was, of course, from Sebastian. It is a box of Ferrero chocolates.
The headquarter factory for these candies is about 1 1/2 hours from here but I had never eaten them before, much to Seb's shocked expression.
So, I said to him, "You know life is like a box of chocolates." To which he asked what does that mean? And I answered. He contemplated that for quite a while.
Package opening resumed and the kids began to play with their gifts. Legos, jewelry making kits, new boots, etc. A fun time!
The night before we had "Face Timed" with my daughter and her family in Colorado. Such a huge
gift for me and all of us. I did not know I could do that on my phone. But now I do!
We didn't have Christmas dinner til the following evening. The kids wanted to play with their things and also planned to go to their mother's house at 4PM for "another" Christmas.
Sadly, that never happened. We found out later that day that their mother had passed away Christmas Eve night or Christmas morning from a brain anyuerism. She went to sleep and did not wake up.
It has been a huge shock.
We are holding the children close to us and taking life one day at a time.
I know that many of you have read this blog from the beginning of 2008 when I first started writing and that you have gone through the joy of the births of Matilda that year and Sebastian in 2010. Many of you write and ask me about the children or even stop me on the street and ask about the chldren. We are all Family.
Therefore I felt that I should write this sad news to all of you so that you can keep my son John and the children in your thoughts and prayers.
"Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're gonna get" is so true.