It’s Christmas morning. The sun is shining. It’s a warm day outside. The birds are singing. And I’m sipping my coffee and a glass of eggnog. The tree is lit and I’m enjoying Christmas music from members of the Danish church today. It is giving me mixed emotions.
Joy from the beautiful music and blessings. Sadness because this is the first year in 16 years that I’m not playing the organ or piano at the church. But grateful that we have so many talented musicians – it means that I get a break every now and then. For a long time, it was just me providing music for all the services, weddings, funerals, and holiday seasons. Now I have help – and I don’t feel obligated to work through all the holiday weekends. It’s kind of nice.
This morning my sister dropped off some goodies. We hugged and I gave her some books that mum had given us when we were kids. We laughed over my Walmart Christmas pants. Yes, they’re a thing and they’re comfortable as hell. I love them. I waved to her husband. We chatted briefly before she went home. It was difficult not to tear up.
I miss my mom today. And my dad. I really wish we could see him. Maybe we can drop by later and wave to him through the window. It just breaks my heart that he will be on his own. It doesn’t seem fair that I can visit my sister and her family but he can’t.
We have a zoom call scheduled for this afternoon which helps. I just wish my dad could participate. But it is what it is. And so, therefore, eggnog at 10:30 am.
I’d like to take a moment to wish you all a Merry Christmas. I know that this year has had its challenges and it hasn’t been easy. I know some of you are at home and alone today. Trust me, I know what that feels like being single.
I just wanted to let you know that you aren’t really alone. You have people out there who care about you. I care about my readers and look forward to your comments daily and getting to know you all.
Thank you so much for being here with my this year.
Merry Christmas to all. Here’s some music for you to enjoy.