Family

Today’s word in the Photo A Day – challengeĀ is family. Tomorrow is Christmas Eve, a time when family are gathering. For some people though, Christmas is not a happy time and neither is the thought of family. There are way too many broken homes and lonely people and to a lot of people Christmas means nothing but anxiety and nuisance.

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This year my family became smaller as a significant part of it passed away. This is the first Christmas without my father and that is weird, to say the least.

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I’ve spent the day at my mother’s place. My cold is still going strong and my nose is so red I’m giving Rudolph a match. I’ve been sitting on the couch with my feet up high, writing the verses that are going to be on the Christmas gifts tomorrow. There is a tradition that there should be verses on the gifts and me and my mum enjoy it a lot. I know some of the people that are a part of our Christmas are not as amused but I like it.

So I’ll finish now with one last call –
Merry Christmas to you all!