This will be another Christmas away from my family in the Azores. My last one there was when I was six years old and I have no memory of it all.
I can imagine being in my grandfathers' and grandmothers' house enjoying a nice bowl of canja de galinha looking at the presepio and wondering what Velho Natal was bringing me.
Today I have another family another family, which I love dearly, but I still wonder what it would be like back in the Azores. Midnight Mass with the family, walking home to a midnight supper and then opening gifts. Maybe one day I will spend Christmas there again. Quem sabe.