Clearly we remember the tradition of our household. When Amanda was alive, it was important that we get the Christmas lights up before her actual birthday so that they could be turned on November 27th. Mom would take Amanda out and because it turned dark early, when we pulled up to the house, someone was always home to turn on the switch. That tradition is still going. The lights to my house will be up and on the evening of November 27th.
I am asking anyone else who can also turn on their Christmas lights for November 27th, take a photo to let me know … all I can say is ‘Thank You’. It is a gesture. One that is filled with kindness, caring and compassion. If you can’t do lights, then you can also light a candle ~~ for Amanda and for her mom.
This would have also been Amanda’s 19th birthday. One of those special ones because in British Columbia, you are legally allowed to drink at 19. I know she would have been looking forward to being able to walk in a pub, bar and/or nightclub and show her ID to prove she was of legal age. We missed 16. We missed 19. (Painfully sad)