This Christmas Eve is different. No family visiting. No children. No gifts under the tree (well, maybe a few!) Ron has already been called into work and he works tonight BUT.....the "boys" are making pizza tonight and I will make a dessert pizza. We will try to get in a game of Risk. (Usually it is Catan, but I have been winning too much lately so they wanted to change it up!). It will be a good evening. The boys brought us a centrepiece yesterday and it brightened my day and my table.
Yes years go by, traditions change, life continues to happen but I will never stop missing my kids.