Thank you, all.
Best wishes to you as well. I hope all is well with you.Dear friends...!
So yesterday afternoon I followed my brothers invitation to come and celebrate with them in the neighboring village where my brother is a guest himself at the house of his sister in law.
It was the first time I was over there for Christmas, since my brother, as a guest himself, can't really invite me, but I told him it would probably less hassle for all, if I could join them, instead of 15 people coming to me, and he said he would drop a hint.
Since he is terminally ill, and I am his only sister, I was welcomed warmly and made to feel right at home.
It was the most wonderful Christmas I've had in ages.
I was invited at 4 pm, for Prosecco and cookies, tried the excellent prosecco and then drank carbonated water.
Later on, my brother asked me if I would like to stay for dinner.
We had 2 geese, with red cabbage and dumplings. (And tried a sip of the red wine, and had a digestive. Was not losing mindfulness.)
It was a wonderful meal, and I helped as much as possible.
We were 4 generations:
2 great grandparents, aged 93 and 87, the granny had to be carried upstairs.
My brother and his wife
Her sister with her husband (the hosts)
My brother's 3 sons with 2 of 3 wives
3 little kiddies,aged from 2-5.
15, if I counted right.
My brother was feeling well I think, he looks and is like always, almost all his hair has grown back after chemo, he didn't lose any weight, and was in rather good spirits.
In short, I am sooo thankful I was allowed to share those wonderful hours with him and his large family.
He brought me to the car, where we briefly hugged and said bye-bye. A critical moment. He waved on the street for a long time, and I had my arm out of thecar, waving too.
I was in tears on the way home.
(I'll have to return, though, forgot some cloths...)
My American guest Julie met me on the frontyard this morning, and wished me merry Christmas, and said she loved being here, and that they wanted to bring me a Christmas dinner last night, but I wasn't home, so they tried again several times...
We are having another holiday today.
Thanks for the support you guys gave me.
I hope you all had nice holidays as well. and wish you all a nice weekend.