Christmas Past, Present and Future

Sunday, December 26, 2010
STARTING TO LOOK LIKE XMAS I have had moments of empty nest syndrome over the last couple of years, but never more so than this holiday season. Everyone made it home for Christmas. Son number one was home on 15th, son number two on the 17th and son number three on the 23rd.

This morning, Kyle headed back home. He was only able to get away from work for two days, just enough to get home for Christmas eve and Christmas day. At some point this week Daniel and Jason will head to Laramie, leaving me and Diane home alone for New Years

I sometimes sympathize with my boys on how hard it is to be a grownup. Hell, I've been doing it thirty one years and it's still hard. I know they have lives of their own, but it doesn't make it any easier when they head home and leaving us with our own lives.

No matter how old I get, I will always feel like those Christmas mornings when they where little, where just last year. The sound of feet skittering around on Christmas morning. The excitement of new toys. Our family traditions to be observed in our special ways. Don't get me wrong, Christmas is still joyous, just in a different and more melancholy way. Maybe it will change we have grandkids.

So, it will be another quiet New Year with just my baby and me. Of course, I fell in love with her when it was just the two of us on a New Years Eve, but that is another story for another day.


  1. I'm looking forward to 'another day' so as to know about that special NYE.

  2. Me also and.. considering mom left yesterday after a 3 week stay it sure felt lonely here today.


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