Christmas 2020 Style

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Christmas morning 2020, quietly sitting listening to the rainfall outside. The deck doors are open, and a nice unseasonably warm breeze is blowing through the room while I bite the limbs off of a gingerbread man and sip coffee.

My children are adults, so there is no need to be awake at this time, yet here I am scrolling through my FaceBook memories of past Christmas celebrations surrounded by family, friends, laughter, and love. Jeez, talk about a mixed bag of emotions coming to the surface.

Last year our house was full to the brim. We were full of Christmas spirit with two new little ones in the family experiencing all of their firsts. They had no clue what was going on, but it didn’t matter to all of us oohing and aahing over every move they made.

Our celebration today will look much different. My mind is not fully committed to the festivities today, but my heart is aching for some sense of normalcy, so I’m going to do my best, and that will be enough.

This year it’s a party of 6, not 16, so I will not need engineering skills to ensure that everyone has a seat at the table. Although I’ll be missing the others dearly, it allows me to embrace this crew with extra love. I hope they’re all ready for the hug fest that’s waiting for them over here.

Thanks to technology, we’ll be able to share in the little ones enjoying the excitement of Santa on repeat if we want, and we can FaceTime the others around the country to spread some cheer. As for those who we lost, we will be keeping their spirits alive sharing the many memories we had the privledge of making over the years.

My Christmas wish for the future is to just continue on with life. Continue to see the good and be good. Continue to have patience. Continue to be healthy. Continue to grow. Continue to heal. Continue to recognize the love around us. Continue to surprise a sometimes mean world with acts of kindness.

Continue to Enjoy the Ride!

11 responses

  1. Merry Christmas in a most unusual year.

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    1. Merry Christmas to you as well.

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  2. Merry Christmas, Lisa. Your wishes in the last paragraph are ones we all should embrace. Continue on. Keith

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  3. Merry Christmas to one and all.

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    1. Merry Christmas to you as well

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  4. Nice that you’re writing. Blogging is like the gym for your mind, at least that’s how I’ve always thought it to be. An outlet all your own. How many things can we say that about. 🙂

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  5. My Christmas wish for the future is to just continue on with life. Continue to see the good and be good. Continue to have patience. Continue to be healthy. Continue to grow. Continue to heal. Continue to recognize the love around us. Continue to surprise a sometimes mean world with acts of kindness. HEAR HEAR!!!

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  6. With just the two of us it seemed silly to do anything for Christmas. Then I realized I had to make some kind of effort because otherwise Christmas day would be even harder. So we did an extremely scaled back Christmas. It was lonely but just think how much fun we have to look forward to next year.

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    1. I know exactly what you mean.

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