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Merry Christmas!

December 25th, 2014 at 02:46 am

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays no matter what you celebrate this season!

It's low key here with just my husband, son, and me. My son still gets pretty excited though at fifteen!

It will be a very memorable season. I work a very part time VA job and my boss sent me my entire Amazon wishlist and a $300 gift card. I was shocked and am so very grateful. Generally, it is understood in my family that we don't exchange (other than candy and Christmas Crackers) over the age of eighteen. However, with the Amazon windfall I sent my older two children gifts. I bought my son and his wife a nice set of towels. I bought my daughter a keyboard case for her iPad mini.

The hard part of this year is my mother (in MI) had a small stroke yesterday. Please keep her in your thoughts/prayers. I had a flight credit of $100 and looked at flights and found one for $85 after my credit. My daughter's boyfriend's mom donated a rental car voucher. I will be going to MI on New Year's Eve through January 3rd. I am sorry it is under the circumstances, but glad to see family during the holidays. I haven't been home during the Christmas season since 1997. I am so happy my daughter was also granted vacation time. I will get to see her as well. She is spending the whole week of New Years in Michigan.

I am amazed at the generosity of others toward myself and my family this season. I am more grateful than I can ever put into words.

8 Responses to “Merry Christmas!”

  1. Bluebird Says:

    Merry Christmas! Prayers said for your mom. Enjoy your family time.

  2. ceejay74 Says:

    My thoughts are with you and your mom! I remember how I felt when my mom had a heart attack shortly after SL was born. It shakes you out of one reality into another and it's very hard.

  3. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I'm sorry about your mom.

    That is pretty cool to get your whole Amazon wishlist .. I have a pretty big list on there - though it needs to be updated.

  4. snafu Says:

    Prayers for your mom for a speedy recovery and best wishes for the holiday season. Enjoy the brief visit with family, particularly DD who coincidentally will be in MI.

  5. rob62521 Says:

    Prayers said for your mom. Hope she recovers quickly.

    What a blessing to have such a generous boss!

  6. Laura S. Says:

    Thank you all!

  7. Tabs Says:

    Happy belated holidays!

  8. LuckyRobin Says:

    Sorry about your mother. Hope she recovers well.

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