27 December 2017
It snowed overnight but nothing has settled on the ground. The wind was icy this morning when I took Rick out.
I had high expectations for Christmas Day but emotions were raw and there were probably more tears than laughter. Boxing Day was more relaxed and we had fun playing games, walking Rick and watching films on the television. I guess sometimes we just try too hard to be happy.
I felt very blessed though to be home with my family, safe and sound and enjoying good food and wine. This is such a rare opportunity for us all to be together. I couldn’t help but think about my friend who lives in Essex, we started our nurse training together and she has two daughters much the same age as Sarah and Kat. Two days before Christmas her youngest was crossing the road in Chelmsford when she was hit by a bus and suffered a severe head injury. My friend will have spent Christmas at her bedside wondering if her daughter will ever wake up again.
So my Christmas has been full of joy but tinged with just a little sadness.