Yesterday I bought something for Jesse's Christmas stocking.
I pictured his pleasure and smiled to myself.
Only later did it occur to me that Jesse won't actually be home with us on Christmas Morning.
True confession: the tea tray before me suddenly grew significantly blurry.
Silly me. Twenty-three consecutive Christmases in our house PLUS he has good reason to be away this time!
Do I really dare to be anything but thankful?
Oh, my... All these opportunities for me to keep growing up.