How different would Christmas be if I wasn’t surrounded by family?
Opening packages would be such a bore,
If I wasn’t encircled by cousins galore.
A lonely gal Christmas sock affair,
Instead of hanging stockings by the chimney with double the care.
All dressed up with nowhere to go,
Instead of trying to be one of the stars of the show.
Christmas pageants with one can be so annoying,
But with two, the show is much more enjoying.
Lonely lonely would Christmas celebrating be,
Without the decades of fun with family.
From past to present with futures near,
Hold those who are dear with your heart full of cheer because you never know when they may not be here…
Cheers to keeping the memories, traditions and spirits of Christmases past, acknowledging the applause by those who are no longer with us but happy we’re keeping their remembrances alive and kickin’.