It was a wonderful afternoon with lunch, gift exchange, and finally a tour of the PF building. Despite the beautiful gifts I received, my favorite part of this and any holiday celebration is when the whole family piles around the massive dining room table. There is something about everyone around the same table, passing the potatoes, talking about what new events are happening, and simply socializing. It for sure beats sitting on my couch with a microwaveable dinner!
This Christmas celebration was extra special for another reason. JP has not been able to make the 2 hour journey to Wash MO for the past 6 years. Significant changes have occurred over those 6 years and at time I would have bet money against JP every being able to make the trip again. It goes to show how unpredictable the future is. You never know what is around the corner, good or bad. We were very blessed this season that when we turned the corner a good surprise was waiting.