Sunday Inspiration: Lasting Memories

Lasting memories

“It’s true, Christmas can feel like a lot of work, particularly for mothers. But when you look back at all the Christmases in your life, you’ll find you’ve created family traditions and lasting memories. Those memories, good or bad, are really what help keep a family together over the long haul.” -Caroline Kennedy

I can testify that as a mother of four children — and the wife of a minister — Christmas was never an easy time. Decorating, shopping, Christmas cards, parties, services, all made for a lot of chaos.

But looking back at those times now is like seeing a star shining in the night. And what a joy to witness our children reliving the traditions and creating new memories of their own with their children.

May you create many lasting memories this holiday season.


  1. Martha O'Quinn on December 18, 2016 at 8:59 am

    Merry Christmas to you and yours. Thanks for all of the hard work that goes into writing books for each and every one of your fans.

    • Emilie Richards on December 18, 2016 at 1:33 pm

      And Merry Christmas to all of you!

  2. Edie Newman on December 18, 2016 at 9:03 am

    Have a Merry Christmas and a very happy New Year. I look forward to your next book. I already have it preordered on my Kindle. fondly, Edie and Sam & family

  3. Kate on December 18, 2016 at 12:49 pm

    My adult children delight in explaining to their partners how the Magi from the nativity set must travel around the house until Epiphany.
    It is the little things that count, not a perfect dinner, or designer decorations.

  4. Nancy Lepri on December 18, 2016 at 2:45 pm

    Wishing you and yours a very blessed Christmas and a happy, healthy 2017!!!! Keep those awesome books coming!

  5. Irene Gallant on December 18, 2016 at 8:09 pm

    Merry Christmas, Emilie. May God bring you everything you desire now and in the new year. Thank you for sharing your stories with all of us.

  6. Sharon Forbes on December 22, 2016 at 6:38 am

    Merry Christmas to you and your family!! Thank you for giving us readers such wonderful books to enjoy!

    • Emilie Richards on December 22, 2016 at 11:26 am

      Thank you Sharon and everyone.

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