Every year I wish for my family to all be together at Christmas but in reality it usually never happens. Christmas is not as special to me as it once was. Once your children are all grown up and gone, the excitement goes with it. Having Grandchildren brings it back to some degree but I find around my own home it has lost the fun filled joy it used to have. I ask myself, am I turning into a Scrooge? My answer is no, however I have lost the magic Christmas used to bring.
I still love to watch my Grandchildren open their gifts and see the excitement on their faces. I still enjoy the wonderful meal we have each year, and I am always thankful for everything we have. I am proud of my family and love to spend time with them when I can.