I don’t want much this year. Life is good. I’m happy and my loved ones are safe and cared for. Everything else is just icing on an otherwise very good cake. Presents are fun on Christmas, but they are usually forgotten by the next Christmas. Memories, however, tend to stick around a while longer. Come Christmas Eve the best gifts I could receive would be laughter in my home from every member of my family and a moment that reminds me what I love about each person. With life moving forward and constantly changing, who knows how many more Christmases we will have together before someone passes on or moves away. The time we have is precious and does my heart good. My wants are few, but here’s my list of Christmas wishes:
- Mom, I’m waiting for you to feed one of my dogs when you think I’m not looking.
- Sister, I’m hoping you find the Christmas pickle as you do every single year.
- Dan, I’m curious of what pearl of wisdom you’ll dispense.
- Husband, I’m anxious to hear you call Bingo numbers and cook an amazing dinner.
- Grandpa, I can’t wait to sit you down in front of the TV with a good movie.
- Grandma, you probably won’t remember, but I pray you will.
- Dad and Sophie, I’m always thinking of you and hope one day you’ll be able to come to our party.
- Jan and Jerry, you really don’t have to bring any food, (but you probably will anyway).
- Mike, you seemed to have fun last year and I hope you do again.
- Baxter, I’m sure your tail will “break” again from wagging too much.
- Winston, I’m sorry for dressing you in a Santa suit, again. You hate it, but you still do it for your mother.
- Peanut and Bunny, we love you but cats do not belong at a party with Bingo balls and game pieces.
- As for me, I hope I don’t eat all the fudge again.
May the evening be merry, the food delicious, and the memories unforgettable.
p.s. A Pink & Pretty Barbie would be nice, too. I know you wish I’d grow up and let her go, but she’s the one that got away. I’m still waiting . . .
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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all my readers. May the joy of the season find its way to all of you.