Merry Christmas Everyone!!! I hope everyone is with the ones they love or, at the very least, able to share the day in some way with those they love, whether over the phone, the internet, or whatever. Though our Christmas morning festivities were pretty short, they were wonderful.
The kids are completely happy with their gifts and I am extremely happy about that. I am also grateful to no longer be needing to hold a secret from them. I have almost told them too many times, accidentally, what I had gotten them over the past week. Both kids have gone back to bed, but we will have pancakes later on.
I, personally, have received the greatest gifts. The joy the kids’ expressed over their gifts, the love of a most valued friend, and the serenity of being with my family on Christmas morning. This has been the best Christmas morning that I have had in years. To top it off, I slept in until 9!!! Yeah, I’m in a really great place right now and that is what Christmas morning means to me: the celebration of love and family, in all its forms, whether born into, created, or discovered along the path. I hope everyone is as lucky as I am to have this type of Christmas morning, and for those that don’t, please know that you are loved from here.