What's all this business about French Christmas?

  • My name—Noël—has been mispronounced, mislabeled, and mistaken since my parents bestowed it upon me one snowy March afternoon. It wasn't until a friend nicknamed me "French Christmas" that it came into focus. How much would our lives change if we could just see things differently?

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December 05, 2012

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Dragonfly

This post is lovely. Taking that moment to remember one who is no longer with us and how she impacted our lives both past and present.

Andiepowpow

This is beautiful xx

Ramona

I really hope one day that someone can write that way about their love for me. Right now I am just a thorn in everyone's side.

Tracy Mangold

Mesmerizing. Thank you Noel...it truly is lovely.

Brandee

Beautiful...I'm so sorry for your loss. It just always hurts.

mark

The exquisite pain of the steady pain of loss is so beautifully summed up here. The wish of touching fingertips...wow...you're quite a gifted writer.

Noel

Thanks, all, for the feedback and for stopping by.

Brandee--Yes, it always hurts. Thanks for the truth of that. xoxo

Roxanne

Beautiful girl, it's been ten years since I've lost my fatherly presence in life and I ached all through this post. It does always hurt... but remembering makes it all the more beautiful! Love to you.

Liz

oh my heart.

Kim

(here via sidebar so out of order.)

I know you usually pare down your posts to the essentials, but when you tell more, the way you do here, you [expletive] rock me.

And yes, it does always hurt, Brandee's right. It hasn't been as long for me but I give up on it going away. It's a pain that's a good friend, so I can take it.

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