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    Default Update on Christmas dilemma etc.

    We had a really great Christmas with everyone having really thought about the gifts they bought for each other.
    I received some amazing gifts - among others - tickets for Michael Buble in April (from dh), perfume, books, new ear phones.

    I thought that I would tell what happened regarding the ex-nephew in law.
    As I mentioned in the first thread we didn't want him to come but after seeing the photos of my dad, we all decided that is wasn't all that important in the bigger scheme of things.
    I have to admit that when we were setting the table we actually set a place for him just in case.
    Well he didn't turn up. He went to his mother's house.

    Just as I was putting the finishing touches to dinner one of my sons was texting a friend of his whom we all know very well. The friend had been alone all day Christmas Day and he was just about to order in some pizza for dinner (his parents are on vacation and his sister had other plans). I looked at dh and we both said - ask him to come here.

    Within 20 minutes he came and we had the extra setting filled.
    He thoroughly enjoyed himself and even became a bit teary when he went home (and that for a 22 year old guy).

    On a side note - I think that I explained in my first thread that the ex-nephew in law and his wife had taken 2 years to split up and that she had taken some space literally by going to Florida to friends for 4 weeks over Christmas and New Year.
    Well the latest is that he is now on his way to Florida to spend New year's Eve with her.
    If you understand this situation then you are better than I am because in our family we can only shake our heads in disbelief.
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    Glad to hear everything worked out for you and your family. Sounds like your son's friend had a good time also. Its hard to be alone on Christmas.
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    Mahalo for the follow up!! So glad that everything worked out as it should!!
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    Hopefully, he is heading to FL with the knowledge and allowance of his wife? And what does this mean for your son's ex? Is she out of the picture now? Maybe a silver lining?
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    Huh! Ah well hugs to you and I am very glad you didn't have to deal with drama at Christmas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by madhen View Post
    Hopefully, he is heading to FL with the knowledge and allowance of his wife? And what does this mean for your son's ex? Is she out of the picture now? Maybe a silver lining?
    As far as I know the wife does know about him coming over. This is typical for them.
    Regarding my son. He had a few difficult moments on Christmas Day but he is moving along nicely. He was visibly relieved about ex-nephew not coming along on Christmas Day. Further he didn't say anything. I was just pleased that the ex-nephew didn't come for dinner.
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    Thanks for the update!

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    Thanks for the update...glad it worked out...and bless you for including your son's friend. You have to know that God had his hand in this...

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    I'm so glad you had such a wonderful day and that you could spontaneously share it with a young friend of the family.

    That's a Merry Christmas if ever I heard one.
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    Im so happy for you that there was no drama for your Christmas

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    Now THAT is a Merry Christmas!

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