It has been a year of waiting.
Waiting for a new job for Dad. Waiting for Mia Sorella to move back to the States. Waiting for a house to sell, a house to be built, a brother-in-law to move.
And while my year is ending with little difference in my day-to-day life -- same house, same job, same general status -- an awful lot feels different.
Now we wait just a bit more for Shorty and Miss M to join us and we'll have an almost complete Christmas.
Merry Christmas, all, from our tree to yours.