On our 1st Christmas together, my husband didn’t have much money. But that didn’t stop him from presenting me with a gift that moved me to tears.
Every year I remind myself that Christmas in China is getting better, easier. But that doesn’t mean I’m immune to feeling a little down every now and then.
This marks my 3rd Xmas I will have spent in China since moving back. It’s not always easy to spent the holidays in a country that doesn’t celebrate them.
“So, what did ‘Santa Claus’ bring me for Christmas?” I asked John. His smile evaporated. “I’m sorry.” My heart sank as I realized he forgot.
China is my husband’s home country and where I live. In theory, the holidays can be a lot of fun here. But in practice, it doesn’t always feel that way.