Posted September 21st, 2020 06:51:49I am always amazed how much people love to see how their Christmas memories have changed in the 20 years since I first fell in love with Christmas.
It is so true!
My parents never let me bring Christmas cards and we never bought presents from stores.
My mother never wore a veil, we only used handbags and scarves.
It was all about the holidays and making new friends!
My parents were always busy and our family was divided into a few households.
We lived in a two bedroom apartment and my parents stayed in a three bedroom apartment in the basement.
My mom went out to the market on Sundays for a little snack.
My dad went out every day to buy groceries for the family.
My grandparents also had a big house in a suburb of Melbourne.
My parents lived in the city and my siblings lived in remote areas.
The weather was never too bad, we didn’t have a problem with it and we lived in harmony.
Christmas was never stressful, and there was always plenty of time to spend with family.
But after I graduated from university, things changed.
There was a sudden change in my life and it was a major shock.
I got married and my wife was pregnant with our first child.
It wasn’t easy for us and we didn´t know what to expect.
We didn´ t want to live a normal life like everyone else.
My family and friends were all very excited about Christmas.
We had lots of family to share with and we were happy to be home with a family for the holidays.
We decided to go to the city for a few days and see how it all worked out.
I had always wanted to be an actress, but was always told that I needed to have more money.
My husband and I were fortunate enough to have a well-paying job in Sydney, but it was still not enough.
We were very excited to get to know some of the new people we would be joining up with on the big screen.
After three years of training, I was selected to star in a TV show called The Christmas Invasion.
I loved the show and had been very lucky to be cast, but I didn´ts know that my casting agent was my aunt.
I thought she had never heard of me and I was very shocked when she called me.
She told me that she was a huge fan of my mother and wanted to see me.
I knew I had to go out and audition, so I got on the plane and auditioned for the show.
My audition went well, but my mother had to take time off to visit a relative who was sick.
I had a difficult time accepting my role because she was always worried about my health.
But when she came back from the trip, she was all smiles and said, “You must have been a great actress.”
My aunt always told me to keep my smile on and always put on the best face I could.
She loved Christmas and would always go to a Christmas party or shopping event to celebrate with her family.
She had a special place in my heart for Christmas, even though we lived a different life.
I felt so lucky to have had such a wonderful childhood and so happy to have been part of it.
I always wanted my mum to remember me as a person and not just a name on the list.
I was grateful for the chance to meet her family and to share the Christmas with her.