Another Christmas Day. This is the third since I was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukaemia and only given a 30% chance of seeing the first one. As you can see I am still here!
Christmas now holds much more meaning for me. It is a period of reflection, happiness, family, the joy of life, and thankfulness for what I have and been given. The small irritations of life and petty disagreements no longer matter.
Today is a typical Blue Mountains Christmas Day the temp is about 15c and it is misty with the occasional shower. A great day to be inside, listen to music, talk, watch people open presents and share a great Christmas Dinner. Combination of traditional and Aussie foods; fresh Australian prawns, roast chicken, hot veggies and plum pudding with ice cream and custard. YUM.
Tomorrow we have all our children and their partners and six grandchildren for another lunch. It is great to see the younger generation growing up in our beautiful, free, democratic, safe country. We thank God every day for the privilege of living here.
Lastly, may you all have a wonderful Christmas full of family, friends, happiness and joy.