It's my family's Christmas tonight. It will be the first time we've not done presents for all the kids but then again most of the kids are nearly grown. We're doing Dirty Santa. I'll let you know how that goes.
I truly miss my mother during the Christmas season. She married my dad and he moved her to Alabama (she lived in Rhode Island and was born in MA).. she never spent Christmas with her family again. Sigh I saw her cry every Christmas and didn't understand why but now I do. How sad to never be with your family at the Christmas time. I know she thought she had to make Christmas special for us but I wish I had told her thank you for putting us first. I was 27 when she died but I still miss her everyday.
Today word: sacrifice -- destruction or surrender of something for the sake of something else b : something given up or lost
Sacrifice is a daily chore by parents.