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What I Really Want for Christmas

As it is every year, my Mom will call and ask what I want for Christmas.  She is an amazing


The reality is that over the past several years as I’ve watched family members battle (and lose their fight) against cancer I have come to realize that what I really want for Christmas (as well as the rest of the year) cannot be bought at any store.

What I really want for Christmas:

  1. My Mom to be free of breast cancer and able to live without the fear of re-occurrence.

  2. My Aunt Josie to not have suffered with multiple health issues over the last few years and have not lost her battle with bladder cancer September 26th of this year.

  3. My Dad to not have lost his wife Helen (who absolutely adored him) 3 years ago to an aggressive lung cancer.

  4. For my family to spend time together creating wonderful memories.

  5. To be less focused on stuff and more focused on the people around me.

Don’t get me wrong, it’s always nice to get presents for Christmas, however; the best present I can give or receive is the gift of being present with those I love, because we never know what next year will bring.

Merry Christmas and may you have a healthy and happy holiday surrounded by those you love.

#losingalovedone #grief #holidays #caregiving #cancer #giftgiving #Christmas #family

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