This was to have been our first Christmas by ourselves, but we just couldn’t do it. We had been hard at work on boat projects in the work yard at Indiantown Marina for several weeks, and the plan was to launch Radio Waves on December 22nd and start our trek towards Miami on the 23rd or 24th, which would have had us spending Christmas by ourselves on the hook in Lake Worth. We’d gone so far as to buy a chunk of brie and a nice bottle of white wine for Christmas Eve and steaks with a nice bottle of red for Christmas Day. And then…we changed our minds. We were only a three-hour drive from our parents and if delaying our travels by a few days meant we could spend Christmas with them, then so be it. Now if only we could have somehow gotten our boys there from Michigan and California. That was the part that hurt the most (and caused extreme pangs of guilt) – knowing that because we were living our dream, they would both be spending their first Christmases ever by themselves.
Since we couldn’t be with the boys, we did the next best thing and reminisced, mostly about the great time we’d had with them earlier this spring in the Bahamas, a trip which had been our Christmas gift to them. And now, while we wait to see them again sometime this coming spring (our Christmas gift to them once again), I thought it would be a good time to share some pictures of last spring’s fun times!
Sorry to bombard you, dear faithful reader, with so many pictures of my boys, but it was Christmas time, I was sad, and it is my blog after all! I promise not to do it again…until next time!
For those of you who are also out there cruising or for whatever reason don’t get to spend time with loved ones at the holidays, how do you cope? Do you pull out pictures and reminisce like we did? What else do you do to make it easier? I’d really love to hear!