Normally, my family gets together on Christmas Eve and has a dinner, then we do Christmas Morning for the breakfast and then a gift exchange, followed by a sybaritic meal. If people are unable to make it on Christmas Eve or Christmas day, we make it up later in the year or early January
This year, we did the gift exchange a few days early….It was good to see my brother and all, but it was odd.
And this year, there will be no gathering on Christmas Day.
But we did have a gathering and a meal on Christmas Eve, And the fellowship was good….and warming, and fulfilling and helps regenerate my sense of belonging.
Traditions, even fractured ones, are good.