Tonight we are having Christmas dinner at my sister's house - a new tradition. I love visiting my sister and brother-in-law. Their home is stylish and cozy and they make me feel like an important guest. Seeing everyone will be fun and we will laugh.
On Christmas Day, I will have breakfast and open gifts at home. I always enjoy Christmas morning. It's a special time regardless of age. In mid afternoon, I will go to the Observer's family where their whole family gathers to open gifts and share a fest. It's loud and exciting and I feel like a part of their family. I am happy and blessed to belong to two amazing families.
It's hard not to think about how Mom had a heart attack last Christmas. It changed my whole family and shook us to the core. We almost lost the person at the center of our lives. Having someone who is everything almost taken away makes every day more important. Christmas is significant, but Mom reminds me that every day is too.
Happy Holidays!!! Tell your loved ones they matter.