My family was so thankful this year for one very good reason:
Mom (and yes, that's the hat I started knitting when she was in the SICU). We got to have her for about six hours today for the Christmas holiday and it was so nice to have her home for a little while - it was the best present of all. She'll be discharged from rehab on Wednesday!!
So to quote Tiny Tim: God bless us, everyone.