“Yep, it’s December,” I sighed as I wiped the tear from my eye.
December, not just a month, but OUR month.
Our month of family, hard work, and an extra day off.
Our month of endings, birthdays, and new beginnings.
December was OUR month.
December was full of birthdays, celebrations, and stolen together time.
Christmas programs, caroling, and time to watch the beautiful lights.
December was a magical month. It was OURS.
Now, it’s December. I am facing those birthdays, and holidays alone.
This year, December is full of too many ‘to dos’ and tough choices.
Do I put up all of the stockings, or just three?
Can I take out OUR tree? Will it be too much?
Will 700 lights light up our small living room, or will a substitute suffice?
Too many things to face, now that it’s December.
Ready or not, December is here.