Always at Christmas I go into deep thought about who is missing this year, who will be alone, who will be lonely. My heart leaps out to them. The elderly people I care for, the families whose loved ones are in a war zone today, the separated families.
Then I think of the utter joy that comes too. The babies having their first christmas, families re-united from all over the place. The love of this husband of mine who only has to look sideways at me for me to know how loved I am. My amazing family most of whom I will spend today with.
A very special feeling of joy for our family in the Lockyer Valley, who miraculously survived the horrific torrent of water in January of this year. As they remember those friends and neighbours lost that day, we are so grateful that we still have each and every one of them, including the Pug dog!
I'm sending love to you and as far and wide as it will reach today. Merry Christmas!