All good things must come to an end ... and so it is, with our Christmas visit with Mom and My Brother's Family.
It was a quiet Christmas, filled with happy memories of Christmases past. There were few surprises and no plumbing issues (as in some of our past Christmases).
The phone was relatively quiet ... though both of My Sons called and our conversations (&/or phone messages) became a part of this year's memories.
I would imagine that The Sisters (Mom's and mine) will be calling Mom soon after we leave, so she will continue to enjoy the company of family as Christmas weans itself into the New Year.
There will be no letter in the mail for her this week ... but my family's gift to her was The Gift of a Letter and she has a small gift bag full of mail that will keep her occupied for a while.
It has been a blissful Christmas. Quiet and enjoyable. Simple pleasures brought together under one roof, for a handful of days.
Now it is time to head home. There is only one Christmas wish that I have left - a safe and uneventful trip home.
Safe travels to all and to all ... "May the Spirit of Christmas be with you throughout the days and years ahead."