I have to say this is one of the nicest holidays I have every experienced. I spent Christmas Eve with Ruby, her daughters Britney and Brinadette and their boyfriends John and Mike respectively.

Britney brought a roast, we had mashed potatoes, dressing, and I made whipped sweet potatoes. We also had a lot of wine. I don’t think I’ve ever laughed as much or had as much fun especially on Christmas!

It is about the people we spend time with and how we share that time. It is about how we willingly spend time with people we enjoy. Sometimes our friends prove to be more like family than our own family. At least, that has been the case for me over the years.

It has been a true pleasure getting to know Ruby and her girls. The girls have welcomed me into their circle and include me in their family events. I count myself fortunate to have been able to experience such an amazing time with all of them.

The season has become more than a simple holiday, it has become a time to share with friends who have become my family. They are the ones who have been at my side during the past year and have been there for me throughout challenges and to share the good times as well.