For the two bakeylicious girls robins are a sign of Christmas. “Why robins?” I hear you ponder. Well every year at the beginning of December a robin would visit our garden reminding us that Christmas was coming. My mam loved seeing that bird. It always made her think of her mam and she would smile. The year my mam died we were visited by a pair of robins in the run up to her favourite time of year.
Christmas is a time of family togetherness but for many people there are holes in that togetherness – people are missing – there are gaps that can never be filled. But sometimes you may see something, hear something, feel something, that brings those people to mind, holds them close, makes them there with you. For us it’s a robin or two because when we see them we remember our mam and our gran.
And it makes us smile.
What is your sign that Christmas is coming? What makes you smile at Christmas time?