|Sam and Ben-Ben on Christmas morning a few years ago.|
I've been on the blogger naughty list these past weeks but I didn't want the holiday season to go by without touching base with you, my dear friend.
I know this year has been a challenging one for you, but through all of it, you have remained solid and strong. Oh sure, you've collapsed on your bed many a time, sobbing your heart out – I mean, haven't we all? But there you stand, regardless, facing yet another Christmas and another whole year, with optimism, excitement, grace and enough cookies to feed a small nation.
My sincere hope is that you find peace in your generous heart, and happiness, and at least a bit of the love you have shown me. Oh, and a big honking present under the Christmas tree.
Merry Christmas, my friend. Merry Christmas.