Thank you all for your Christmas wishes of good times with family. It was wonderful! My BIL, Todd and his wife Sue, had the gathering in their lovely home. I met new people, got reacquainted with others, people watched and even though my DH wasn't there, I felt so much love from others. I teared up a couple of times, one was when we were singing a hymn and the words were about heaven, the other times were at the love and generosity of others.
We had love, laughter and good food. There were 16 of us, the youngest was 12 and the oldest in early 80's. This was the tree after some gifts had been opened but before the troops arrived bearing more gifts.