Dec 25, 2009 - 10:07 pm
I had such a lovely Christmas! I think everyone in my family said it at least once: "Best Christmas ever!" There were lots of hugs and lots of laughter and even lots of sentimetal tears over the special homemade gifts and thoughtful choices and tpuched reactions. The grandchildren were more grateful than greedy; more joyful than frenzied. All branches of our cobbled-together family of divorces and step-kids and married-ins seemed to genuinely enjoy each other and love each other. And I know a lot of the peace and warmth was in realization of what is happenening to me, and a re-set in priorities. The typical little family pettinesses or squabbles were set aside. I think my own sentimental easy tears (a side effect of how exhausted I get lately and my Irish heritage) softened everyone's hearts towards each other. For one day, at least.
I'm not saying that cancer is a blessing (HECK NO!!!), but I will say that it makes a family re-evaluate how they interact with the people they really love. In a good way.
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! ((((HUGS & love & health!))))