Approaching Grandma's, our family anticipates the grand holiday about to be .
With our family and friends about to be reunited with each other, each family .
member is trying not to notice how long the drive is taking. The trees along the road seem .
to crawl by slower as Dad pushes his foot harder. Inch by inch second by second, we .
approach the long awaited destination. This year is extra special because Aunt Kathy and .
Uncle Brian is coming in from California with cousins Jacob and Megan. Finally .
we arrive at Grandma's house, our long journey is over. We each take a huge breath .
as we step out onto the crispy snow that snaps beneath our boots. The air is fresh and .
creates a shiver down my spine. I make my way to the frost covered back door, .
illuminated near the green and red Christmas lights.
As I open the door and step into a house full of cheek pinches and hugs, an array of .
Christmas odor engulfs me, and makes my mouth water. As I yell "HELLO" I hear .
voices laughing, talking, and asking who's at the door? In the next second "Millions" of .
relatives are giving me there greetings and gladly inviting us into the house. As my .
family and I are quickly made comfortable I look around to see who will be joining us.
Plates full of Christmas pastries, Christmas decorations, and Christmas music lightly .
penetrates the air as the family sits in the dining room socializing My cousins are .
running making their laps around the living room while playing tag and laughing.
I hear a voice saying "My have you ever grown up!" I turn to my left and stand up to .
acknowledge my compliment. Grandma, awaken from her heavenly sleep, stands slightly .
crouched with an antique smile gracefully painted across her face. I reach out and hug her .
frail body. We both sit down and talk about my families prolonged journey to her house.
The rest of the night carries on quietly. To my surprise, supper is served.