The Christmas gift 2008

by tamarjacobson

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In the heart of Anacortes

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Christmas out West was more special than usual for me this time. 

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For, I was officially inducted into the Jacobson family. And, as they accompanied the spontaneous and surprising ceremony with gifts and beautiful words, it was as if a huge, warm, woollen blanket was wrapped around, embracing me with a feeling of security and unconditional loving, the likes of which I cannot ever remember.

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The gifts: Dick's hand carved bowl, smoked salmon, and Seattle Rain soap

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Champagne toast by the hearth in Anacortes

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JJ and TJ …

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Words from JJ:

Never Forget That you are Loved

If I had given birth to a daughter, I would have wanted her to be: beautifully loving and deeply compassionate toward others, like you; highly intelligent, successful and gifted in her profession, like you. I would have wanted her to be funny and playful with a delightful sense of humor, like you; In other words, my daughter would be exceptional, loving, caring and talented, just as I have always known you to be. I would be so proud, if you would be the daughter I have always wanted. 

Family members

Two mothers: JJ and Nelle

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Just call me, "Sis:" (Milya)

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Randy, our brother …

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Jared – the best playmate a gal could wish for … because he knows how to wage a very cool silly-string-spray war!

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Makaila and Maddie playing music from Twilight.

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Missy, who came all the way from Florida, having to change out of her shorts to greet the Seattle snow.

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Nelle and Missy preparing the evening meal.

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We did not forget: Milo and Roscoe:

And, now … presenting … The chief instigator … TLJ

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A year ago at Mining Nuggets: It's strange what you remember, isn't it?