This has been one of the best Christmases ever! I got my white Christmas, in fact, it is still snowing a bit. Plus I realized just how blessed I am this year.
I wasn’t the happiest of campers this time last year. I was preparing to move to Chattanooga, leaving friends and loved ones behind. I was dragging my feet at preparing everything for the move and was in a funk for many months. The only time I really smiled was when I was at home, in Nashville.
But I got an early Christmas present in the form of Chandler. And he has surprised me with how easy it was to just go with it. Forget about what I didn’t have in my life, the location I was in and the frustration of wanting to be back home. I still miss my wonderful friends but he filled a void that I didn’t think could be filled.
Spending this time with him and his family has been a lot of fun. They are loud, funny and the whole house was chaotic. We spent time with my family too. And while it is the total opposite, it was nice to just sit around, talk, open presents and watch tv. He is great in that aspect, I don’t have to ask twice, beg or make any deals, he just nods and says okay.
And while the presents from my parents were great I am thankful for just being able to relax and spend time with them and not feel like a teenager. I have often felt like I was still a college student since it has been just me for what seems like forever. So having that special someone with me at my parents put a smile on my face.
So my letter to Santa (at Macy’s because to me that is where the real Santa hangs out) was received my the big guy himself and he granted everything on my list. And I have to say I am quite grateful for that.
And while I sit and play with my Kindle and spend the gift card my parents gave me for it (amazing, having a guy that confers with your parents on what gift to get!) I will smile even bigger because the best gift I got was Chandler. Santa just let me open that one a couple of months early. . .
Stacey and Jason are preparing to meet Liam’s little brother in five short days and that is another great present. I can’t wait to meet this little guy and tell him what a strong and brave big brother he has and how lucky he is to have him as his guardian angel.
So I hope that everyone got what they wanted this year and to remember that sometimes when you don’t want to do something it sometimes turns into something great.
And now I have some snow to watch falling. And a cat to cuddle with, oh and some heartburn to fight with. . .