I have a few simple wishes for Christmas this year. I'm confident my kids will have a wonderful day tomorrow, as will my wife, and other than a whopper of a head cold that's sinking into my chest, I have nothing to complain about. I am quite aware of how fortunate we are to have our home and health. I am also aware that there are many who do not share in that fortune.
That being said, here are my Christmas wishes:
1. I hope my step-mother Diane is feeling well enough to enjoy the day tomorrow. She is almost done kicking cancer's ass. The tumor is gone, says the doctor, but the fight is clearly taking its toll. She has three more doses of radiation, and will be done with her treatment on 12/29. I want her to start the New Year cancer-free and recovering from the chemo and radiation treatments she's been enduring for the past two months.
2. At a library event on December 15th, a young girl attended the reading. In talking to her, I found out her family is homeless. I hope they have someplace warm and comfortable to stay, and that she is somehow touched with a bit of Christmas spirit and magic that will make this holiday memorable in a good way, despite her unfortunate circumstances.
3. I hope you and your family have a wonderful and safe holiday ;-)
Merry Christmas, and have a Happy New Year!