Hey there! Merry Christmas!
First of all, I am so happy that my blogging mojo is slowly coming back. Blogging is something I am passionate about, but so many things in the past two, three years have prevented me from actively blogging.
As life has always been, 2015 was a good year. I count my blessings, and they are plenty.
Nate, whose eczema (atopic dermatitis) was on a seemingly continuous flare-up for two years, is finally getting a respite. His skin has never looked so good in the past 2 years, and he gained some weight too. He volunteered to play basketball (!!!) for their class. Two years ago, he couldn’t even join P.E. class because his skin was so badly flared up. Today, he ate fried chicken without breaking into an itching fit. Seeing him confident and happy gives our family so much joy and gratitude for his newfound wellness.
My Dad passed on middle of this year. Though our family dearly misses his presence, we are comforted by his freedom from suffering that Alzheimer’s Disease and emphysema brought to him. It is a bittersweet Christmas for me. Because Christmas usually means going home to be with him and the rest of the family. Christmas will never be the same without Daddy. And it will take a while for our family to get used to this…
Daughter number 1 turned 18 and went to college… When I started blogging, she was just getting braces. Daughter number 2 is, I think, blooming into a food lover. Not only because she loves to eat, but also because she cooks and bakes! I AM ECSTATIC that someone in this family can finally take over the kitchen soon. I can die tomorrow and be at peace knowing the family won’t starve.
So there, the highlights of the year that was. I look back with gratitude. I look forward to another good year… And to finally filling this space again! Yay, welcome me back to blogging. 🙂
Merry Christmas to everyone!