(I am taking only the briefest of breaks from my self-imposed blogging hiatus to write this little post to my mom...)
Yesterday, I was curled up on the couch eating the Chex Mix you had sent me earlier in the week and I was instantly transported to your house during the holidays. It was almost as though we were listening to the John Denver and The Muppets: A Christmas Together record or, perhaps even better, Elvis singing "Santa, Bring My Baby Back To Me" while hanging the stockings over the hearth.
While I was decorating cookies last night, I said to Jenner, "I sure miss my mom." He smiled and said, "I know you do, baby." Thank you, Mom, for always reading "Yes, Virginia" to me and teaching me to believe in the possibility and the magic of the holidays. I still can't believe we won't be spending Christmas together this year, but I hope you know how GIDDY I am that I'll be flying home to see you the next day. You see, for me, there is no merry without my mama.
I love you.