Thank you, Jody. I have not seen my family in six years because I am too sick to leave my house and they all live in a far off state. Life goes on for them, filled with births (I have a 6-year-old niece I have never even met) weddings, birthday parties (my Mom is 91 and I am unlikely ever to see her again). And then there is Christmas. My family is all together celebrating as usual, while I try my best to ignore the whole thing. I say try, because it never works. Life goes on as a family for them, but I feel like the poor orphan in a Dickens novel, with my face perpetually pushed up against the glass wondering why my life seems to be pretty much finished.