We are spending our first Christmas without either of our girls and with no living parents. It is a bit sad but surprisingly not weep in the corner bad. We haven't had our parents around for the holidays for years so their absence was most noticeable shopping..you know those "this would be perfect for " moments. Mostly that made me smile remembering gifts and moments shared.
Knowing that dds were together even if not with us made it less sad. With the miracle of apple technology we shared a beer and opened gifts together on FaceTime. It was almost like being there.
So we have made it through this first holiday of different. It wasn't all bad. It was just different.