Christmas wishes

I shared on Facebook something a friend had posted about what she wanted for Christmas from her kids. It spoke to me profoundly. She said she just wanted them.

I miss my kids. They live on opposite coasts and in different states from me. When my daughter Melissa started at the University of Arizona she moved out and never moved home again. After graduation in 1997 she moved from Tucson to Los Angeles and is in California still.

My son Aaron left for Northern Arizona University in 2001 and spent a couple of summer breaks at home, then moved to California to attend school there. He met his wife there and after about a year they moved to Oklahoma, then Texas and now will be living in Ā Florida.

I admit I am envious of mothers who live near their grown children. It would be wonderful to have them over for Sunday dinners, be able to share birthdays with them, and plan holidays together. Just being able to spontaneously go to a football game together or share a bonfire party would give me such pleasure.

So my Christmas wish is time with my children. To laugh, love, and spend precious moments together.

Cheers!

-N

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4 thoughts on “Christmas wishes

    1. Thank you. I am looking forward to spending a few days with my daughter and my grandson this year, even if only for a few days. Gives me a reason to make lots of food! Cheers!

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  1. I am in an envious position, my friend. Both daughters are within 3 1/2 miles of us. We enjoy everything together, and it is so special. But I know my parents felt what you felt when I moved across the country. My brother stayed somewhat near them, but they really didn’t see each other often. I hope your wish comes true.

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  2. I am proud that they are both self sufficient adults. I am glad that Melissa will be here for a few days at Christmas with Bubba Charlie, but it would be wonderful to have them close. Who knows what is to come. Thanks and Merry Christmas to you my friend and your dear ones.

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