We are going to have our Christmas dinner in the dining room--just the two of us with candles lit. And unbelievably, I'm not sad. We both have accepted that it's a much better day this year because none of our family is sick and suffering. So it will be a day to relax and enjoy being together.
I don't have any great expectations for Christmas other than I don't want it to be just another day. Over the past few weeks, I have been thinking of those who have left us; those who have survived and may be alone; those who are without families where Christmas is just another day; as well as those who are impoverished; suffering; dying or in distress. I know that we are grateful to have gotten through a lot of the tribulations and have some much needed down time.
We had decided to not give each other presents, but I had to get my wife a gift. So I bought her a wireless bird cam so she can watch all the animals that come to the feeders. And I got her a few things for her stocking too. The greatest gift though is our love for each other. It has endured and grown over the years. I am more than grateful for that.
I'll be thinking of you, my blogger friends, tomorrow. I haven't gotten around to all the blogs recently. I stay busy with life. But here's a virtual Merry Christmas filled with love to each of you.