A Wonderful Christmas

     We've had a rough couple years so Christmas was greatly anticipated. This was the first year in quite a while that the 5 of us would be together. Moreover it was going to be the first year for us to gather in respect and happiness.

     When we arrived at my son and daughters place, little David hugged each of us around the legs and as he did so he announced who we were, " Gramma, Grampa ! "  He was so excited to see us. It was Christmas Eve and my daughter wanted to wait till the morning to open gifts, but we were just so excited to give the gifts out we all decided to open that evening. We were staying the night but would have to head home on Christmas day due to work schedules and such.

     David loved all his gifts and had a great time playing with each one afterwards. Meanwhile my daughter prepared a feast of roasted turkey, braised beef roast, green bean casserole, sweet potatoes, dressing, and corn on the cob and potato salad. She made a lovely and tasty cake decorated to look like an ornament. My son supplied the rich chocolate cake from his restaurant and a pre dinner of one of their specialties. Of course their were gourmet cookies of all kinds, chocolate truffles, and candies of every kind. With some strong but good eggnog for our toast and appetizers given as a gift, we were stuffed.

     Afterward, my daughter, tired as she was, sat under the now empty tree with David, reading to him from one of his gift books. It was the end of a perfect night for all of us.