Christmases of yesteryear brought endless glee because I was surrounded by so much family.
Opening packages would have been such a bore,
If I wasn’t encircled by cousins galore.
A lonely gal Christmas sock affair,
Until I got to hang stockings by the chimney with double the care.
All dressed up with somewhere to go,
And I always tried to be THE star of a great big family show.
Christmas pageants with one were so annoying,
But with two, the show got 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 and spirits of Christmases past alive and kickin’ while embracing new traditions with the best kind of family additions.
No matter if you love your given family, choose to embrace love of friends like family or enjoy solitude, I hope you’re filled with happy holiday gratitude. The time we have is so fleeting, cheers to being kind, coexisting and making memories worth repeating.