I am proud of all my brothers and sisters.But each year you get an extra family stripe on your shoulder when you volunteer to host Christmas at your home. For about 30 years, Christmas was usually held in our home. Over the past six years and because of my wife Susie’s cancer journey, Christmas celebrations have hopped from family to family.My sister Aurora, her daughter Junior and grandchildren hosted this year’s Flores Christmas Day gathering in her home.
In one sentence, a young angel taught me the meaning of Christmas presence.The 9-year-old girl walked in accompanied by her mother and two brothers. Her name is Diana but I will call the young girl “Angel.” She appeared angelic in spirit and attitude to me. Her gentle manner and smile were sincere and welcoming to all.It appeared as though “Angel” was seeking out people who could use some of her happiness and joy.
It is one of my most regrettable mistakes as a father. I never taught my children how to fish.Unlike my brothers Willie and Ralph, I never truly appreciated fishing. Raising my seven brothers and sisters without my Mom, our Dad just didn’t have the time to take us fishing. My Mom passed away at a very young age from cancer.Somehow Willie and Ralph learned the art of fishing.
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Selecting a term
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