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Friday, December 15, 2006

tonight at sundown

at sundown




i don't talk about it much. doesn't seem to be that important. it is just the way it is. it has never really been an issue. both our families have made it easy. {thank you families!} as the big bug says: "My family celebrates Hanukkah and Christmas; because my dad is Jewish and my mom is Canadian." {Anglican too.}

i love that we have embraced both. i love the history that judaism brings to christianity. i love celebrating holidays that have been around for so many many years. d is not observant. but i am. and celebrating both works for us. we don't chrismukkah it. we try and keep them as separate as we can. {tough some years, such as this one, where the calendar deems otherwise.} but anyway. it works for us.



may the holiday bring peace, joy and light to all

10 comments:

Sarah said...

I have to dig out the menorah and go buy candles. For some reason I had it in my head that tomorrow was the first night, but no, it's tonight. I think we'll put off the heavy frying until tomorrow though. Looking forward to latkas.

Happy Hanukkah! May the season be filled with light.

amanda said...

Happy Hanukkah to your beautiful family!

stephanie said...

happy hanukkah! mia made a menorah at school and can't wait to light the first candle tonight.

melissa f. said...

yep... so canadian :) this time is going to be so rich for you all. it's something they will hold onto and love for a long long time.

this single spark said...

uh-oh.... sent you a chrismukkah card. was the first i had ever heard of such a thing. maybe i'll just send new year's gifts and greetings in the future, since i'm not jewish and not an observant christian.

hope you enjoy both celebrations!

sally said...

Happy Hanukkah! What a beautiful family you have!

hannah said...

i love that you have found the perfect balance for your family! so good. and hey, with david gone it has been hard to find enough alone without kids time to give you call. i am sorry! not avoiding you at all, i promise!

lisa said...

happy hanukkah, yes indeed. hope you are well.

amy h said...

Happy Hanukkah! That's funny about your daughter's Canadian comment. I remember having a hard time understanding religious affiliation at that age.

Enjoy the evening! Something sounds so calming about just lighting a candle. My mother-in-law used to have the family sit quietly and still in front of an advent candle every night, and my husband really remembers that being a centering kind of thing.

lisa s said...

hey tracy... as a kid we always did both... i got a present every other night for hanukkah so that santa had something to bring ....

i love that you celebrate x-mas b/c you are canadian - hee hee!