Today was a special Christmas with my family and being with John and his kids and my sister in law through technology. Since it was not possible for me to be with all of them on the same day (they are too far flung for me to do that), using technology was the next best thing. For that I am thankful, but I am also thankful for the physical sharing with some of them that I might not otherwise be able to see.
The laughter, disappointment by one of the kids, the joy and delight on the faces of others was a special blessing today and one I will carry with me when I go back home in January.
Being there physically also helps clear up misunderstandings. I thought one of my grandchildren did not want any item I could knit and yet that was not true at all. Who knows whether or not I misunderstood the answers to my questions or the child misunderstood my questions. The good thing is that it is cleared up and I am busy working on a project now for that person.
I think being here is a good part of making sure those misunderstandings don’t occur and it helps to just talk with one another. We don’t do that enough I think. I saw this when I was doing my college work and I need to be reminded that it is part of my life as well.
I am thankful for this day and the blessings it held for me.