It is hard to see all of my friends whose parents are together, and I have to remind myself that I am not like them and it is not my fault. All I see during the holidays is big families celebrating Christmas together, while my family will never be like that again.
Merry Christmas, HuffPosters! We have a special gift for you tucked under our Featured Blog Posts tree: a line-up of holiday-inspired offerings. As for me, I'm spending this grace-filled day with my daughters, my sister, and my ex-husband (see our Divorce section for advice on co-parenting during the holidays!). And I am spending much more time today on our Impact section, celebrating those committed to making things better, than on our Politics section, fuming over those whose endless partisan bickering is making things worse. Among the blessings I'm most grateful for today is our HuffPost community -- our team, our bloggers, our commenters, and all of our readers -- which has been an incredible gift. Not a return or re-gift in the bunch!