It's the season, and the cards have started trickling in to our home. I don't think we'll be doing a card this year, all, and it's not a reflection of how we feel about you, or that we just don't care. We're quite busy trying to make it through these next few weeks without being total messes.
Each of the cards makes me so happy. I see how wonderful your children are, and how they have grown. I see how you've had good years. I feel, in my bones, that you are still there with us, especially with the short, handwritten notes letting us know how often you think of us, and that you hope we have a happy holiday to wrap up this incontrovertibly blech year.
I want you to know that we are definitely trying. Whether or not we succeed? Well, only time will tell.
Thanks for sending your cards to us. Keep them coming.