Christmas time has been completely different than usual because all that has gone on with mom. I haven't decorated inside and didn't get a tree. Hubby did put some lights out front though. I haven't bought gifts and I'm not going to. Not because I'm Scroogy, I just don't have it in me to deal with. This will be a first for me. We had already planned to donated money to the Ronald MCDonald house in our area and that takes nothing but writing a check.
For those of you who are not familair the Ronald McDonald house organization houses and takes care of families while their sick children are in the hospital close by. They have nice facilities and they are there for support and they provide comforts of home when people are going through difficult times.
Not giving gifts to hubby and my family is unheard of for me. I keep telling myself it's ok and we will all live. We want for nothing and have good lives.
All I want this Christmas is for my mom to be well and happy.
Waking up and knowing I am loved and having a husband and friend like I do, is a gift like no other.