Christmas was beyond my expectations. My fear of being alone, or worse, lonely, was never realized. Not even close. I realized that if they can't come to you, go to them. So, Christmas was spent with family and also friends. It was spent in Austin and also Houston. There was much cheer and joy, and I found myself more than once pausing to look out over a room filled with people I love, and thinking, you are blessed.
I have so very many photos to go through and share but for now I want to share just one. This is a tree that my friend made for me. I think it's just lovely, but more than that, I look at it and think, she made this with her own hands with her own time. That's a pretty awesome gift to receive.