I read DadandMom's holiday shopping post with a wry smile. The days leading up to Christmas can be so stressful for me. There are so many obligations, chores, shopping, etc, etc. And then the scheduling. As our kids have lives of their own, finding a time when we can all be together is a real challenge. I always take some time off work so I can tackle these things by myself head on. Today is one of those days.
So, as I try to get through my list of errands and chores today, I am mindful of what makes this all worth while. I get to celebrate Christmas with the people who are most important to me.
On a sad and ironic note, I will hopefully see my 97-year old grandma on Christmas Day who is in declining health. She has been on a morphine pump for the last few years for pain. She falls asleep a lot, morphine and age I think. She is an addict of course, but who would deny her her last days pain free? I can only imagine how that screws with Son2's head.
Thank you all for sharing. I appreciate your insight and advice. I hope you all have a happy holiday season.