At this time of year our thoughts turn to Christmas, usually with a sense of anticipation and excitement. But we know this Christmas will be very different, with anticipation and excitement in short supply! Santa Claus will still deliver presents to children and Christmas dinners will still be enjoyed, but for many, this time of year will also be a time of sadness, of reflection and a wish that 2020 had been a better, brighter year.
We think of the families who are missing a familiar face around the dinner table this year and, for our family, that sense of loss is all too real. Last year, we lost our handsome, kind, loving son, Ruben, not to coronavirus, but to a food allergy.