Today we are in Minnesota, where we will bury my mom. It has been a long month, full of tears. I think we are all relieved that this month has finally come to an end. It’s hard to believe that we will not have Mom with us this Christmas.
We are going to gather together as a family to celebrate Christmas. Dad has already said he’s not going to fall apart; he’s going to put up a tree, decorate the house with lights, and celebrate like Mom was here.
It will be Ed’s first Christmas without his mother, too. She passed away last February.
Both our moms would want us to find joy this Christmas. As we gather together again as a family, I think we will.