One less!

My 2019 started with 3 adults instead of 4 and it’s something we are adjusting to but to be honest it ain’t easy and I often cry thinking about it …

The day I received the news that my father-in-law died is something am still in shock about sometimes I convinced myself that am ok but to be honest am not .

Maybe it’s also because we were on vacation in another country and I felt treated because I did not get to say goodbye to him despite it was a sudden death.

I get more teary whenever my youngest daughter started crying before bedtime that she misses her grand-dad !

After loosing my father-in-law I kinda loose my interest into wanting to write more despite the fact that am also busier than ever.

The girls are getting older which means that their schedules have increased and it’s just myself and my Hubster that’s in charge of doing the drop off and pick up

My father-in-law was a huge help but now he is resting in peace so it’s a-bit demanding on our part at the moment!

We had an awesome Christmas with my mother-in-law and the best part was, my Husband and I hosted for the very first time at our home.

It was lovely and my eyes was on my mother-in-law almost all the time …

I can’t imagine how she felt sitting with us having her first Christmas without her husband .

Last Christmas was spent my in-laws without knowing that it was our last Christmas with my Father-in-law had I know I would have remembered to take the family photo that I always did but I did managed to capture one with him and my youngest daughter

I must say that my mother-in-law did an amazing job of not shredding a tear around the Christmas table even though we spoke about him and reminisce about him being in the kitchen on Christmas Day

My very first Christmas with my Hubster’s family, is one I can’t forget because it was my very first time preparing Danish Christmas dinner with my father-in-law

It was truly an honor to spend time with him in the kitchen.

My father-in-law was very open and curious about new things and seeing that am a Jamaican most of our conversation was about food, my Christmas culture etc!

what I really enjoyed and missed about my father-in-law was that he was a foodie like myself. So our conversation were never a dull moment at all.

I was never a fan of having ducks on Christmas Eve this island Mamma had no idea duck was something one ate on Christmas Eve in Denmark

In Jamacia we had Goat, beef, ham , chicken etc, to be honest I can’t even remember if I’ve even seen a duck ever in Jamaica maybe there are some ducks somewhere but I can’t remember seeing one!

When my father-in-law found out I’ve never had duck before he ensured that I was at his side whilst he prepares the duck ..my father-in-law was the one in charge of preparing the Danish Christmas dinner!

All of us participated with whatever task he designated to us.

It was always lovely to watch him and my mother-in-law discussing the taste of the famous danish brown sauce etc

He did taught us well indeed because we prepared our first danish Christmas dinner together and it tasted amazing and the brown sauce conversation was between my mother-in-law and myself.

My father-in-law taught me how to slice the duck so this Christmas, I was in charge of duck slicing in the family it was my father-in-laws job but now the boton

Is in my hand, I did a good job for the first time and am sure he is pleased.

I don’t really know what 2019 has in store but so far am so grateful that my family and I have gotten the opportunity to say to each other happy 2019!

Despite the fact that we welcomed the beginning of a new year without him, We are blessed that we have precious memories of him !

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