Thursday, December 23, 2010

When you can't say Merry Christmas

We live far away from both our families, so we don't celebrate holidays with them.  And (mostly) we are okay with that.  We still send gifts, exchange photos, chat on the phone.  There is still a family connection there.  Grandparents know that Liam loves Club Penguin and all things Star Wars.  They know clothing sizes and if there is a need for new PJs.

But there are people who are missing from our celebrations.  People that we cannot call, cannot send gifts to, can't even email a quick Merry Christmas.  Someone who didn't know us, might think I was referring to someone who had died.  But I'm not.  I'm referring to Iris and "K", my birth mother and Liam's.

So I will wish them both a Merry Christmas here.  I hope they both know that we think of them often and hope that they are okay and that they have a wonderful holiday.


Lori Lavender Luz said...

I love that you do what you can and release the rest.

May both K and Iris become more present in the new year. That's my wish for your family.


Kevin McKeever said...

A beautiful sentiment in trying circumstances.

Merry Christmas.