Saturday, December 26, 2015

It's Boxing Day!

Grandad, Andy and his pretty Mum, getting ready to open holiday hats and prizes
How great is this extended holiday celebrated in the UK on the day after Christmas??!! I'm a little jealous. But on the other hand, I'm thrilled to be a tiny part of it, albeit in thought. Thanks, Andy. And thanks, too, for allowing me to share these fabulous photos. Now, on to the real story intended here - the one that took place on Christmas Day...

Grandad, whom you've met before on CMI, recently had the misfortune of taking a nasty fall that landed him first in the hospital, then in rehab and ultimately in a nursing home. He was placed in the position of having to give up his beloved home, but adjusted very well with the support of his fabulous family. Enter Andy and his parents…

Andy had told me a while back that the holiday would be a bit different this year, as they were bringing the celebration to Grandad. Beautiful. You'll agree, I'm sure, that the pictures speak for themselves.
Grandad, Dad 'n' Mum - check out Dad's sweater jumper, as it's called in GB
Ah, my favorite theme of the season -
It's the presence of the ones we love that counts more than the presents.

Happy Boxing Day! Hugs all 'round to friends across the pond!