The other things that has put a damper on my Christmas spirit is our Christmas plans. Normally my parents come to our home to celebrate Christmas. With Christmas being one of the busiest seasons in the food and beverage industry hubby only one day off work (Christmas Day) and I have low seniority at the office so I don't get much time away from the office aside from the stat holidays, which makes it difficult to travel to visit with out families during the holidays.
There were plans for my parents to come this year like every year since we've been married but a wrench has been thrown into the mix. My grandfather has become very ill, he's palliative actually. My dad has had to make some very difficult decisions over the past couple of months but specifically over the last couple of weeks. My grandfather is quickly deteriorating and doctors have said that he is probably not going to be around much longer. Most recently my grandfather has stopped eating and drinking and he is now unable to speak and his kidneys are are shutting down. With that being said my parents have said that they are not going to be able to join us for Christmas. Don't get me wrong, I totally get it I understand that my dad doesn't want to leave his father during his last days here on earth, I am just sad that we will not be able to celebrate Christmas with my family.
|This is a picture of my |
grandfather taken 5 years ago
on my wedding day.
With the news that my parents weren't able to join us Hubby and I have decided to make the best of the situation and keep up with the traditions and celebrate Christmas with a nice sea food feast on Christmas Eve and a 2 pound stuffed turkey for Christmas day. I know this Christmas will be different from previous years but I am sure we will enjoy a nice quiet Christmas together.
One thing that has been heavy on my heart is how difficult this must be for my dad to see his father struggle and in pain so I pray for my dad and that he may be at peace with the decisions he has made and will have to make about the care of my grandfather. I also pray for my grandfather, that he may be as comfortable as possible and that he would go to our Father in Heaven and enjoy the spot He has prepared for my grandfather.