Dear Kaz, Sylvia and Elizabeth,
Thank you so very much for your very kind words and sentiments. I too will be thinking of you all on Christmas Day and will drink a cheer to each and every one of you.
Last night I attended a Christmas BBQ at one of my volunteer places. We actually had a Secret Santa where we each bought a gift for one person in the group. I struggled to but that gift and put a lot of thought into it and tried to make it funny as well.
Everyone's gifts were well received. It was a lovely evening with extended families as well. My husband stayed at home, but that was okay, he was happy watching the cricket and I had plenty of people to chat with. I was also very blessed to be able to cuddle a 4 week old baby. That moment made my heart melt.
Tomorrow we are off on the plane to Bali. I will embrace the festivities and our holiday. I look forward to sunsets on the beach (at least one...my husband dislikes the beach with a passion. Ha. Ha.)
I wish you all a sense of peace, and please remember that if life does get really tough and yuck for you, there are people out there willing to listen and to read how you are feeling. You never have to feel like you are alone.
Thinking of you all, love and hugs again from Mrs. D