This Christmas was wonderful. My daughter returned from Spain to spend it with us. I decorated a little bit more around the house to try and make her visit special. I imagined the things we would do. Bake together, curl up and watch Christmas movies together, and for us to resemble a Hallmark commercial. Isn’t it funny how we daydream about things? Thankfully, most of what I envisioned did come true for us.
Some things were a surprise though. Like her getting excited over the potato chip isle at Walmart. The things we take for granted, huh? I imagine she never thought she would miss that. One thing I took for granted when she lived here, is her laugh. I never really thought about missing it because I assumed she would always be within reach.
I wanted a photo of the two of us together.
“Here, take our picture”, I asked my mom.
“OK, SMILE!” my mom said while pressing the shutter.
I tried to make it a good one. Audrey did not. And I was not aware of that then. The things I put up with, y’all!
And then we laughed about it.
She traveled back to Spain yesterday. And I already miss her laugh.
Life experiences teach us to appreciate those moments in life that make us happy.
And to never take U.S.A potato chips for granted.