My thoughts are of last Christmas. Remembering when he was by my side at our family gathering. Tonight we will have that very same gathering as we do every year. The home that I live in is a large one. It is two stories with two separate dwellings. My sister, her husband and their mini-pin live upstairs and Bo, my son, our chihuahua and I live downstairs. Christmas Eve dinner is always at our house, so I can't be alone tonight. With our warm Hawaiian weather, dinner is always outside in our gazebo. This same time last year, Bo was helping to set up the table and chairs with my brother-in-law. Although he was weak and very ill, he was in good spirits. Family came bearing gifts and food and laughter. He enjoyed a good dinner but he excused himself to come back into the house to rest and watch tv. Little did I know that this would be our last Christmas together and in 8 months he would be gone. Merry Christmas, Darling.