Did you do anything to honor your parents? We made gingerbread houses (my mom did this with the kids last year) and the doll I made was really in my mom's memory because she made dolls for me when I was little. It felt good to do that sort of thing.
thanks Igraine (again) for all that you have said here.
I did do as much as I could to honor mom and dad this holiday season. I think my best action was to be with my sisters, whom I have had some trouble with lately, this holiday season. We just had a party last night together...my parents' old and new neighbors came along with many friends. It was good to be able to celebrate the season with people who are missing mom and dad, too. I thought about mom and dad often last night and wondered if they were watching all of us together.
Your gingerbread house sounds lovely and the doll is so precious.