This Christmas had arrived as an unexpected, yet welcomed guest.
A cancer diagnosis and consequent chemo treatments had yanked the future from underneath my feet. I had no more anticipated being an active participant in this season’s festivities than I had even being able to walk. Yet, Christmas came and so did all the regaling it ushered in with it. It in itself was a gift that breathed in new hope for my family and I. We trimmed the tree, we planted the nutcrackers en guard, and we feasted as a family – together.
I marveled at the miracles of Christmas, as I put the decorations away.