I thought I was the only one who got sad thinking about Christmas without Mum living at home, but I guess not. Dad and I spent some time looking at the decorations and chatting about the things we used to do with Mum at Christmas. It felt good to talk about Mum, and remember the happy times.


But Dad reminded me that things were not always happy at home before Mum moved out.  He’s right. Mum and Dad used to argue a lot, and things are much more peaceful now.

Dad said that change doesn’t always have to be bad. Just because Christmas is different now that Mum doesn’t live here anymore, it doesn’t mean that all of it will be bad. Changes happen all the time in our life, and it’s up to us to find positive things about the changes around us.


Christmas Day came, and even though it wasn’t the same without Mum, it wasn’t all bad either. In fact, Dad and I did some pretty awesome stuff. We went on a really long bike ride and stayed up late playing on my brand new Xbox!


For Dad’s Christmas present, I bought a new bauble for our Christmas tree. It was pretty cool to start creating new family memories, a bauble that was just about me and Dad.

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