After two years in which we have not been able to get together with our relatives, this year we are going to be able to do it again.
In my case, on Christmas Eve and Christmas, we always get together with my husband’s family at his older sister’s house, because it is the only one where we can all fit. We can get together more than 25 people, including children. There are already three generations that we get together and that’s a lot.
On New Year’s Eve and The Magi, we will probably go to our house in the Entrepeñas reservoir. Then, in a quiet way, we will probably only be three.
For me these dates are a mixture of sadness and joy. Sadness because I miss very much the people who are no longer with us. And joy because it is a joy to see the whole family together and having a good time.
At the same time, I can’t stop thinking about all those people who have nothing to put in their mouths, who are cold, who are suffering from a war they didn’t bring on themselves, who suffer from illnesses that don’t allow them to enjoy themselves. And some of them give us a great lesson because they bring smiles out of the most desperate moments and teach us to value the little things of every day.
We must know how to make the best of every moment
These holidays we always imagine them with special meals and washed down with good wines and cava’s. The latter is not something I enjoy very much, but I confess that half a glass of cava falls every year. My doctor has already given me permission to have a glass of wine at lunchtime, which is the time I am furthest away from taking medication.
We must know how to make the best of every moment. Enjoy life, which we never know its expiration date, and try not to hurt anyone. That is to say, to be good people.
So I wish you all a Merry Christmas and that 2023 is finally a year in which we start to say goodbye to pandemics, war and the economic crisis and, in particular to all the mjn-neuro team that you continue with your successes and expanding around the world that you do so much good to people with epilepsy. Thank you for everything!