L to R: me (with long hair!), Mom, Dad, sister-in-law Danielle, brother Geoff, nephew Isaac
It's different this year, but that's okay. Not as many wrapped presents (if any), not as much traveling, not as much hoopla. But somehow, it still feels special.
Despite the fact that there aren't a lot of presents wrapped under the tree, I still feel like I've been showered with gifts: My mom is doing so well...to the point where I want to exclaim, "It's a miracle!" I have a job that I love. My apartment is an absolute sanctuary for me. I've reconnected with my Catholic faith more than I could have imagined. My health is relatively stable. And my favorite gift this year? Forgiveness. Because it helped to bring the Ross-a-tron back into my life.
Merry Christmas, my lovelies. I can't wait to hear all about the gifts you've received this year.
with love from Pittsburgh,