This Christmas will be the saddest I’ve known, but at the same time one of the happiest.
Sad because it will be my first without my darling father.
I’ll miss him sitting at the head of the Christmas table grinning and wearing his silly party hat.
I’ll miss his corny “Dad jokes”, and I’ll miss his kisses and hugs as we all arrive.
Not that we need any reminder, but as a token of remembrance of Daddy this year we’re putting a sprig of rosemary in each place at the table - and there might even be some sort of hommage to his long-running Christmas party trick*.
But my heart is full as well because this year I have two Christmas celebrations to look forward to, and for the second one my entire family will be together. How wonderful is that!
Thank you to all my loyal readers who encourage me with your comments. I wish you a peaceful, safe Christmas that refreshes and renews your spirit, and God’s richest blessings in the coming year.
*More about this in a future post!