I am aware that Christmas was yesterday, but my family celebrated Christmas today. Now I am feeling exhausted and spoiled and oh so happy and oh so loved.
I love Christmas. I love the eating and the games and the inside jokes and the looks on people’s faces when they get the perfect gift, and the inevitability of one of us ending up crying not out of sadness but out of joy or gratefulness or the inability to process such a large amount of emotion at once. I love being together.
Right now it seems like all of my happy emotions are tinged with a hint of sadness at my leaving, but I’ve chosen for now to ignore that, and focus on the happy.
Merry Christmas. I love you all.