How “Surviving” The Holidays Showed Me What’s Important

As much as I hate to say it, this Christmas felt like more of an endurance test than an enjoyable holiday celebration.

For a number of reasons (none of which change the reality of the situation and what happened), it just didn’t really “feel” like Christmas to me this year.

What it did feel like, if I’m being honest, was something to be “gotten through” as quickly as possible. I felt relieved when we finally got home after a few days of bouncing around, visiting family and doing “Christmas-y” things. It felt…