Feeling the Sacrifice

[<] [>]  by Julie Carriker

26 December 2011

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Drabble Challenge #62 [Alternate]

Prompt: sacrifice

“Merry Christmas, everyone!” I said, hopefully loud enough for them all to hear.

“Merry Christmas, Mom!” my three daughters called in unison.

“Merry Christmas, Bonnie!” the others in the room chorused.

There was a lull in the conversation, then Megan asked, “Do you want us to sing a Christmas song to you?”

“Yes!” I replied with enthusiasm, tears welling.

“Jingle bells, jingle bells…” they all sang, everyone’s eyes on the speaker-phone.

I sat in my house, a thousand miles away from most of my family at Christmastime. I had made my choices, and this was just one of the sacrifices.




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