We had dinner with my friend Kaye, her husband Jamie and her dad and all his friends tonight.
Kaye's mom passed away this year and they are now having to create some new traditions.
It is tough, those first holidays after a parent passes. You miss the old traditions but you know, they won't ever be the same. You hold on to the memories and forge ahead on a path that you just didn't think you would ever have to take.
Our friend Brian was there tonight also. His wife Mary passed away this year too. It was so sad to not see Kaye's mom Nila or our friend Mary.
So this holiday season is like so many, there is the joy and there can be sadness. Thank goodness for our memories and let us remember to make the most of this season.
Goodnight, Sweet dreams