In New Zealand we believe that a fantail ( which is basically a Sparrow with a nice bum ) symbolises a loved one who has passed away. So when one started faffing around, while my wife and I were sitting on the deck last night, it reminded me of all the people who aren’t here to celebrate Christmas with us.
More importantly it made me realise just how important the people here are. I couldn’t live as well with MS as I do without the love and support of family and friends.
My wife and son are incredible and keep me going every single day. They laugh with me when I trip over oxegyn or forget why I opened the fridge door.
They put up with me when I need a kindy nap and when the pain makes me grumpy.
Christmas is a time of giving but good people give all year. The hyperactive little Fantail reminded me of this.
From my family, we wish you a very Merry Christmas and we know you will have a fabulous 2017.