“… Ohhho tidings of comfort and joy, comfort and joy…” The Christmas music played on the radio as she wrapped her first couple of presents. She wrapped and labeled as she went so, she would not forget any gifts. She marked off the names from her list of who to buy for and looked at who was left. It was a little over two weeks until Christmas and she didn’t want to be shopping at the last minute, not with the virus still rampant.
She silently wondered who was going to like their gift best. Hoped everyone would be happy on that special day and then sighed. This would mark the second holiday without her dad and the tenth without her mom. She missed them both so much. But they were still a part of her holiday.
For her Dad she would listen to a Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Christmas CD and her mom’s tribute would leave her with tears every time, from the Oak Ridge Boys first Christmas album it was the song of theirs that she loved the bast, “Thank God For Kids.” Mom’s favorite member, William Lee, sang this one. And as a special tribute had added a lyric to the end by thanking God for grandkids too. She cried because she missed her mother so and she had a beautiful daughter that made her so proud every day.
She wiped the tears and turned off the stereo. This ends another day of shopping and wrapping. Now it was time to think about dinner.
Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – comfort