From Left to Right: Savanna, Alexandria, and Steven
Last year, was the first year that we saw our grandchildren at Christmas. We are an Air Force family and our children and grandchildren are spread far and wide throughout the United States and overseas. We have two other grandchildren that we have not seen for a few years, Maleah and Arianna. The fact that we live far apart is normal to us. Our children chose their paths in life much the same way we chose ours. Military families are used to being apart. You don’t always like it, but you do accept it.
This Christmas, my husband and I will celebrate with a wonderful meal. We will not have any family with us this year, so we tend to keep things simple and more for us. We have surf and turf (steaks, shrimp, and halibut) planned as the weather here in Florida promises to be beautiful. I have made chocolate chip cookies which I will take to some of my neighbors, wishing them a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
This time will be spent doing the things we enjoy, listening to music, sharing some drinks, playing Wii, barbecuing, and just being together. The funny thing is, we do this all the time, not just because it is a holiday. That is the essence of what Christmas really is about I think – living a good life by helping others, and by being good to each other, and enjoying each other’s company. Not just because it is a holiday, but because it is the way you live.
How will you celebrate Christmas with your family?
Thanks again to Dorne for having me visit her wonderful blog. I enjoyed meeting all of you.
I hope you enjoyed that inspiring piece of writing from Colleen: check out her blog sometime. I think it’s important to not lose track of the fact that not everyone will be celebrating Christmas. Each of us, in our own way will find some way to enjoy this season.
So, thanks Colleen.
I’m taking a few days break now; to chill out, catch up with my favourite bloggers and tidy my blog up. I’d heard on the grapevine that things quieten down a bit now, so it’s an ideal time to work on stuff behind the scenes. Like that ghost story that needs to be finished off. Will it be ready for New Year’s Eve? We’ll see.
Finally, to all of my readers and followers I say a BIG THANK YOU ! You have truly amazed me, with your support and comments and inspired me to improve my blog. It hasn’t happened yet, but we live in hope…LOL! It’s great to be a part of this big blogging family, whether you blog, or not, thanks for reading me.
HAVE A WONDERFUL AND PEACEFUL CHRISTMAS.
And a special thought for those who have recently being bereaved, who are living in war zones, or sleeping rough. For all of those who are suffering, may they find some peace as well.
I’ll be back later on in the week.
Until the next time.