Where does the time go? Here we are on the day before Christmas, 2010. I’m hosting Christmas Eve dinner tonight for my family and then Christmas dinner will just be the immediate family; being my husband and I, our four adult children and our seven year old grandson. I usually have everyone for Christmas dinner but I realized breaking it up will be much more comfortable for everyone. There will be room at the table for us all to sit comfortably instead of some eating at the coffee table in the living room. I’m making a seafood casserole for tonight and tomorrow will be the usual turkey.
This is a very special Christmas for us this year. My step-son will be with us for the first time in many years. He’s been struggling with addictions for the last ten years and we weren’t sure if we’d ever see him back in Vancouver. It’s been very, very difficult for my husband as well as for the other kids in the family; especially his twin brother. We’ve been reminded that miracles do happen. Adrian has been home since July and has been clean and sober for almost six months. He lives in a recovery home and is completely committed to regaining his physical and mental health. I can’t tell you how wonderful it is for us to have him back. He has a piece of paper on the wall in his bedroom that says: “I will never ever take my family for granted again. I am truely blessed.” He wrote that soon after he returned to Vancouver in the summer. We couldn’t be more proud of him and we too feel blessed.
Thank you to all of you who follow my blog. I appreciate you a lot and extend warm holiday wishes to you and your families.