I have some amazing people in my life, and I know I am truly lucky for that.
Christmas is a huge deal to my family, and when we found out my mom was sick, I knew I had to do my best to help her make the Christmas season as normal as possible. With her whole world feeling like it’s upside down right now, I knew some Christmas cheer would help her. I didn’t want her to come home from the hospital, during her favorite time of year, to an undecorated house.
I’d been telling my good friend Meg about this a few weeks ago, and she said “I would totally help!”
And so I asked a few of my closest friends to come out to NJ with me for a day of decorating Christmas trees, drinking wine and eating spaghetti. My friends said they’d be there in a heartbeat, and so out we went this afternoon.
When I say my mom goes all out…we had not one, but six trees to decorate today. But with four Junior League girls and one event planner on the job, we made quick work of it.
We laughed, we cried, we ate meatballs and we decorated SIX Christmas trees.
Between the friend who worked at Sloan Kettering for 10 years in pediatric oncology and was able to answer many of my mom’s questions and the friend who had us all laughing so hard our abs hurt all day, it was a truly special day that I’ll remember for a long time. I have some AMAZING friends in my life and if any of them ever try to leave NYC, well, I just won’t let them.
What’s your favorite Christmas/holiday tradition?