Topic: Other stuff
Christmas has come and gone in the mountains of West Virginia, and I must say, it's been a great season so far this year. With the new year looming in the not-so-distant future and Christmas morning a warm, happy memory, I think we're doing okay.
Between my parents and my husband and I, my little boy got just about everything on his list. At three years old, he didn't have much of a list, but it's still difficult to get what will make your child most happy on a limited budget. Through the generosity of my parents and grandmother, however, we were able to pull it off. The little one was happy as a clam, and I was just as happy to see his face and hear his reactions as he opened his gifts.
The food we had over the past couple of days was wonderful, as well. Two turkey dinners and a ham dinner later, I think I'm still so stuffed I don't want to move. It was all just so...yummy...I look forward to all the good food every year.
Yes, this is a sappy post. No, there's nothing here you can't find on countless other blogs. That's not what's important, though. What's important is that all of us that are posting our post-Christmas bliss are thankful for what we have. Some of us may not have much (like me), but by golly, we love what we've got. I'm so thankful to be able to share the holidays with family members that I love, to be able to laugh and smile and feel good about being a member of a great couple of families.
The only thing about the Christmas season that I missed this year is the presence of friends that are like family to my husband and I. Over the summer, they moved from "reasonably close" to "a little too far away". For nearly ten years now, my husband and I have done nearly everything with this other couple - we've gotten married together, had children together, spent time in each other's homes and done all the things that families do together. This year, for the first time in a long time, we were unable to be together (due to work schedules and such). I really missed that, and would give the world to be able to see them soon. It doesn't look like we'll be able to get together until the middle of January or February, though.
If that family is reading this, Merry Christmas, ya'll, we love you and miss you very much.