Christmas memories

October 12, 2014 Off By Laura TMOT

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Memories are made by taking the good from the bad
but even these memories can sometimes make you sad
a day full of happiness but someone left behind
a day of missed adventure, she said she didn’t mind.


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I got to visit the cockpit, I got to wear the hat
lots of celebrities visited me right where I sat
I missed my little sister who couldn’t come with me
there was only space for two of us and not three
Daddy stayed at home too whist I went with mummy
we had warm hot chocolate that was really yummy
we toasted some marshmallows and had sausages too
but that was just at the start there was so much to do.

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I rode behind a reindeer sat in a sleigh
we went along together laughing all the way
I felt a tinge of sadness for my sister who wasn’t there
I wished she could enjoy it too and I wanted to share

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We saw some husky puppies and got pulled in a sledge
I got quite scared when we nearly hit the hedge
Alison would have loved seeing the puppies as well
I would love for her to get the chance, cant you tell?

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I got to stroke a reindeer and play in the deep snow
I made a snow angel and a snowman don’t you know.
We sat around the campfire and snuggled nice and warm
we took part in a ritual that was fun to perform

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A few last things before we left we hurried to take part
we sledged and skidoo’d before we had to depart.
We took lots of photos to show when we got back
of Santa and his pile of toys in his big red sack.

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He didn’t have a present to send back for my sister
but he promised that on Christmas day he wouldn’t miss her
He would give her a special present for being so strong
and hoped that one day we would bring her along.
He said he would like the opportunity to meet her one day
and maybe even take her for a ride on his sleigh.

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The memories we were making were fabulous its true
but I couldn’t enjoy it without her and I was feeling blue.
We decided to buy her a present to make up for her loss
mummy even said it didn’t matter about the cost.
So we visited the elf workshops to see what i could find
something very special because she is so lovely and kind
I found a little husky dog for her to cuddly with at night
she really did love it but it doesn’t make it right.

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My sister missed out on Lapland, my daddy did too
My memories are missing people so you know what to do
Help us get to Lapland and make new memories there
memories of all of us and the time that we share
throwing snowballs at each other and giggling all day
those memories would be perfect and take the pain away.

I love my Lapland memories and I mean no disrespect
but without my daddy and my sister they will never be perfect


This post was written as part of the Transun with a family day trip to Lapland competition. Elizabeth and I loved visiting Lapland last year as part of the When you wish upon a star trip but I have always felt guilty that Alison could not come with us. I would love to make it up to her and win this fabulous opportunity to make some amazing family memories this Christmas.