Happy Holidays bloggers.
We are not with family this Christmas. We traveled for Thanksgiving and thought a quiet Christmas at home would be nice. Now that it is here, I’m struggling a bit. As kids Christmas was a big deal to my family. My Dad especially. He loved Christmas, he loved gift giving, he loved Christmas morning and holidays growing up, are deeply treasured memories for me. This first Christmas without him is hard.
As an adult I’ve never recreated holiday traditions. There are no rituals or happenings that differentiate this time of year from the rest. This year, I wish there was. With just the two of us and no kids to entertain we live our life at Christmas pretty much the same as we do Spring, Fall and Summer. I’m craving a distraction, a light, a remembrance or an honoring to what the season meant to him.