It's hard to believe this will be our third Christmas without Maggie. It is certainly a different time of year without her. She loved the lights, the wrapping paper, having her brothers here, seeing her cousins, the music and everything else. The gifts were just an add on.
I do try to stay positive and I feel very blessed that I was Maggie's mom and that I enjoyed it so much. I meet many parents of children with disabilities. While many feel like I do, that their children changed their life in a positive way, other do not. From my vantage point it seems they don't know how good they have it. I am grateful that I knew what I had when I had it, even if it makes me miss her and our life that much more.
I wish all of you the peace and happiness of Christmas or any Holiday you may celebrate.
These photos of Maggie came up today on my facebook memory page. Both are from her last Christmas with us in 2013. She loved riding in the elevators at the Hyatt Regency* and wearing her Santa hat
*Steve went into the Hyatt Regency the other day and the signature decorations - the lights hanging from the very high ceiling are gone. Makes sense. Without their biggest fan, what's thepoint.