We are off tomorrow for five days at a resort in Jamaica. I liked being away for Christmas last year, but this is less my style. I hope it is relaxing, and my daughter who had been struggling with her first New England winter is very glad to be going someplace warm. I'm going to try to treat it as a real vacation, not even take a computer.
I've been struck recently by how much we all need what we have to give to be valued. So what I want to pay attention to this Christmas is appreciating what my husband and kids have to give.