My family was there, and while we aren't a Norman Rockwell kinda family, we had a fun and friendship and family time and fellowship.
And it was good.
And partway through it, I though of, and gave thanks for, all those men and women who couldn't be with their family because they were elsewhere, in the military, spending their days standing guard in order that I and my family could enjoy that afternoon.
Thank you, men and women of the military. And Merry Christmas.
I appreciate your sacrifice.
Spread my thanks to the rest of your unit, if you are reading this.