Dear Christmas: I have out-smarted you this year. I am ready. My tree is up. The house is decorated. The gifts are bought. I am way ahead of the schedule....so there.
Dear Weather: Even though I knew you were coming, it was such a surprise to open the door and see the ground covered with snow. And seriously, 15 degrees! And a low of 8 degrees tonight! Enough, already.
Dear Hospice: Where would I be without you. I know I am a nurse. But I have never cared for a dying husband before. And I am not sure how I am supposed to act. Thank you for not treating me like a bimbo. Thank you for understanding that I have control issues. And just thank you for everything!
Dear Darian: Two wrestling matches under your belt. It is okay that you didn't win! Your first time wrestling varsity. I am proud of you. And you lose with such dignity. That isn't easy to do. As long as you are having fun I will support you no matter whether you win or lose.
Dear Harley: Wow! Would you like slow down a bit on this growing up thing. You are nearly as tall as me. And you are only 13. But you are so beautiful. You are going to break hearts.
Dear Brother Chuck: I am glad that you had a nice visit in Louisiana for Thanksgiving. But I am glad that you are home.