I have a large family. There were seven of us kids and now there are so many nieces and nephews, great ones and great great ones that I have lost count. With the death of my parents the getting together of everyone just faded away, too many families involved, too many calendars to try to match up. But we siblings ( well now there are six) get together the first Sunday in December at my sister's house for lunch and fellowship.
The years are flying by, and we know in our hearts our number is shrinking. But today was fun and happy. Pat's house was filled with laughter and good food and once again the love of siblings was warm, even with a cold foggy drizzle outside. For me, this is Christmas and today I am grateful.
No presents, not even a tree, but love and laughter. Happy Holidays to you and yours, today and every day.