As much as I love the holiday season, I’d be lying if I said it hasn’t had it’s draw-backs this year. Christmas is such a special time of year, one filled with tradition and sentiment, joy and memories. One of my favorite traditions for Christmas is decorating cookies at Gammy’s house. I wasn’t sure how I felt about decorating cookies this year… with Gammy in Gainesville, it almost felt cruel to carry on a tradition she is normally such a vital part of. However, my mom, my sister, and I all decided it was something she would want us to do on our own, and I think she’ll be glad we did: not only are we bringing the pretty sweets to the hospital for her on Christmas, we are also going to make a couple little goodie bags for some of the nurses at Shands who have been so wonderful to her over the past couple of weeks.