Hey all you rvers out there tonight…
It’s the “eve” of Christmas Eve tonight, December 23rd – and we’re giving (and needing) a virtual hug in this messed up, crazy world this holiday.
We can’t remember a time hearing so many friends and family saying how hard this year has been – how “traditions” aren’t being carried out this holiday. We think of the families of those beautiful children lost in the school shooting last week and send our healing energy their way…there is nothing worse on this earth than losing a child and our hearts ache for them this holiday.
It’s a hard week here in Joey…Christmas Eve was always my “mom’s holiday” – to add salt to the wound, yesterday was her birthday – and as many of you know, I lost her unexpectedly on January 27th of this year, at only 66. My best pal, friend…it has been a hard year, indeed. Holidays will never be the same, for sure – but we make new memories and traditions with our loved ones who are still here with us.
But through all of this ache, and even though I miss my home in Glacier Park, Montana, I am grateful for so much. I’m sitting on the back bed typing this, watching our gigantic cat Spot give himself a ten minute bath (ah, for life to be as simple as that). We walked Hannah in the frigid temps around the lake today, and took pleasure in feeling the sun on our faces and watching her playful innocence (at 13 years old!) in absorbing every scent and leaving her own scent about every six feet.
Sitting back tonight in the rv, with our blue holiday lights glowing in the living room, listening to the “Wrecking Ball” CD by Emmy Lou Harris (awesome mellowness), I can only say I wish all of us frugal rvers out there had a meeting place this holiday. How much we would love to sit around the bonfire with you, sing Christmas tunes, enjoy some spiked egg nog.
But even though we can’t all be together this holiday, know that tonight we picture all of you out there…with the dim lights from inside the rv glowing in the desert, mountains, plains or wherever you might be. Hug each other tightly tonight and be thankful for all you have at this moment. We don’t have much, and our old Joey needs many bandaids which gives us grief sometimes, but can’t think of a place in the world where I would sleep better tonight (though I hope Santa can fit through the bathroom vent to deliver gifts).
LOVE, PEACE AND JOY to all of you, and to all a good night……………….Robin and Jim – and a brief holiday note from our rv cat, Spot.
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