Be honest now lads, if it was not for the women in our lives our Christmas would be very different and probably a much poorer affair. So although I am not a big fan of Christmas I take this opportunity to thank my wife for making Christmas what it is and has always been for me and my family over the years.
Well, our 2 daughters each returned to the family home yesterday, for Christmas, from their respective homes at opposite ends of the country and, as we ate our first family meal together last evening for the first time in many, many months, I reflected how wonderful it was to have all 'my ladies' around me again. ;-))
I moan and groan about the expense and the fuss, but my wife just quietly gets on with organising everything and everyone. As a result we have a marvellous Christmas, and I'm eternally grateful to her for doing it year in and year out.
Sadly this will be my first Christmas without my wife who passed away in November. Thankfully we have four wonderful children, 3 daughters and 1 son, who are doing a fantastic job of helping me through it. I am going to my Son's for Chrismas day. I now realise how she organised everything from christmas card writing to shopping and gift buying. So I agree, women do make Christmas.