Quoted from FrostyMug:
For me its not what Santa brought, it is what he did not bring. I lost two brothers and one sister at xmas time 46-48 years ago. I have been an only child since. Then mom took her life at the holiday in 1998...dad same thing but in 2000. Each xmas I just pray I do not lose anyone. I am 52 and thank goodness I have my wife of 26 years and three healthy children...or I would have no family at the holiday season. I know some people do not even have what I have. I feel so bad for them. It has to be so so so lonely. My wife and I volunteer every day ( non holiday season once a month) at the homeless shelters here St. Petersburg. Most of these poor souls have family out there..but for a variety of reasons, the have been disowned. It is sad.
I wish everyone a safe holiday season...cherish ever day what you have. If you have siblings and parents, try not to argue or be distant. It just is not worth it! Others would love to have what you have but never will
I was going to post what I got, but wow. What a story.
Glad you are doing well this year sir.
No one should have to go through all of that.