This past summer, my Grandmother died after 93 long years on this earth. She had outlived all her siblings, her best friend from High School (who I always thought was my Aunt cause she was always around), one of her children, and her husband by almost 5 years exactly. So, needless to say with that and other family strife, my mother isn’t feeling very Christmasy.
We just got married this September and will be hosting my parents and the hubby’s parents for our first ever combined Christmas. Its mostly this way so that his mother (who has MS and is in a lot of pain) doesn’t have to cook and my mother (who is sad and lonely) doesn’t have to be alone on Christmas.
So far, they have been invited. Now, I just have to figure out what to cook for dinner. My father can’t have anything spicy because he is a bone marrow transplant patient and his taste buds are sensitive. I know…my life is like a flipping soap opera, huh?
And then…I have to clean the whole flipping house. But it will be worth it to see my mom happy for Christmas.