10 Years

The other day I was talking with Mom and she said that this would the first time in 10 years that the whole family would be together for Christmas Dinner. She was excited about it, I could hear it in her voice. Yes it would be the first time that all the grandkids actually would be able to make it, even my boys. It would also be the first Christmas that I would have Colby and Matthew here for the holidays, for christmas eve and the next day. Fantastic!

Well it would of been Fantastic. Its a good thing I didn’t get my hopes up this year. I knew it was too good to be true. Colby called me this morning and said that he can’t make it…again. He was pretty upset about it. He said that his dad(Bob) and stepmom(Kim) split up and she walked out last night. So now Colby doesn’t want to leave his dad by himself. I can understand that. Knowing Bob as well as I do, there might not be a home to come back to if Colby came here. Bob would get drunk and trash the place and while he is trashing the house he ends up having a heart attack. So Colby needs to be there to make sure his dad doesn’t do anything crazy.

I’m starting to think that I should invite Bob for christmas, cause that might be the only way I will ever see Colby. Oh well, its just another day. I will be here with Gregg and we will eat our turkey and all the trimmings and even share some with Baby and Bunny. As for Matthew, I guess he can go with his girlfriend to see her family. No need for him to stay now. He wasn’t too happy when I told him he had to be here anyway.

10 years….can you imagine it? 10 years without seeing your kids open their presents on Christmas morning. To watch the surprised look on their faces. To see them jump in the air with such happiness. I guess I should just be thankful that I at least have some memories from their childhood. Maybe when they are older and get married and have kids I will be able to watch my grandchildren open gifts and watch their little faces of happiness glowing brightly on Christmas morning.

One Comment

  1. 10 years is a long time..but it’s sooner than never ;). It’s been awhile that we got together as a family as well. My brother is in Iraq and other family members have moved.

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