The kids and I spent the day close to each other today, enjoying being a family. We read books, played Wii, straightened up a bit, visited with friends, laughed about our good fortune and cried about the things that have changed.
It was a full day.
I can't say today was exactly the day we were hoping for, but it was the day we had and I have to be thankful for the life we are living rather than that than the life we don't or can't live. For those who have been so important to us over the last few days, weeks and months, thank you so much, we are looking forward to many more great times.
Happy Boxing Day!