Only the most important thing of all. Family
There are no gifts under the tree. No little squeals from children discovering the exciting new toys Santa Claus left under the tree. Instead they get word to expect wounded. A neighboring fob was hit. 5 dead and more wounded Christmas day. As they eat they hear mortars exploding in the distance.
Now I understand
Thank you my dearest Dragon.
Thank you for trying.
This year we have a huge tree. It takes up most of the living room. No Charlie Brown tree for us this year and no one gets to feel lonely.
I can't fix the survivors guilt but I can absolutely make sure that everyone in my family feels loved.