I'm not sure what year Paige made this for me, but like all of her gifts, it melts my heart.
And I am happy to announce that I have successfully bribed my adult child to spend Christmas Eve with me (2 years in a row now!) with the promise of her favourite meal and her favourite wine.
We might be super close, but Paige also has other wonderful people in her life that mean the world to her. So I'm grateful she's choosing to spend this special night with me instead of those she's with almost every night of the week. Her life basically consists of work and friends and having the time of her life, as it should be.
That being said, I told her to invite them here for a night of Christmas music, baking, eating and drinking, and she said no because, "That's lame, Mom."
NOT LAME! I think it would have been awesome! But either way, I get to spend an entire evening with my girl, which basically never happens. And then tomorrow we'll have a Christmas dinner at Nana and Papa Kelly's (her great grandparents) as is custom, and that will be it for another year.
Christmas doesn't have much meaning for me personally, but having it as an excuse to keep my girl around me longer than usual makes it super special these last two years.
P.S. I want to send an extra big cyber love beam to those who might need it during the holidays. They can be really tough for so many for a variety of reasons.
Hang in there, friends. You're so loved.
All my love,
P.S. My plans with Paige didn't unfold as expected. Sigh. You can read about that here.
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