It’s that time of the year. Exciting and, at times, bittersweet.
My house is full.
My two daughters and my son are home.
My son is 14 and growing fast.
My oldest is here with her daughter and husband. (Yes, I’ve been a grandma for seven months! I am abueli, short for abuela in Spanish.)
My youngest just got engaged.
We get together to celebrate Christmas and toast in the New Year. Now that our family of five is growing we have new relationships to navigate. We make mistakes, but our love and respect for each other sustains us. I couldn’t wish for more than that. We have quiet times with moments of laughter and some tears as we share memories, old and new.
It’s that time of the year.
Cross posted to The Two Writing Teachers Slice of Life Tuesday.
2 thoughts on “The Holidays”
It sounds like you may have had some trying moments this holiday, but you pulled it together to get in touch with what really holds you all together. There will be mistakes, but as long as everyone is understanding, things will work out. Have a wonderful rest of the holiday, and a Happy New Year. And have fun with your grandchild!
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Thanks for your comments, Sonia. Getting everyone together is a challenge for the first couple of days. However, because we are all committed to family, we find ways to make things work. Unfortunately, I can’t say the same for my own family that I have been estranged from for many years.