Living in America, and having my family in England, is hard during the holidays. Each year as I get older, Christmas festivities mean less to me. Don’t get me wrong, Christmas is all about the birth of Jesus, and I will be at church, but it’s a lonely time for me.
I don’t even get the gifts for family anymore. The cost of postage is outrageous, so my daughter has the money, and gets all of their gifts.
Up until 2 years ago I used to buy stocking stuffers for the girls, but the postage was more that the cost of the gifts.
So no shopping for gifts, wrapping etc. The 17th of December is no different than any other day for me. I hear my friends getting excited about shopping, etc., and I am thankful that I talked my husband into getting Christmas week at the beach, many years ago.
Living in Florida has it’s compensations, but it kills me not to be with family.