She's given up her children for him. Of the four of them, two live with extended family. One is now with their father. And me. Here.
Lying in bed waiting for this break to be over so school can save me from this loneliness. Waiting for the one present I want from Santa; Someone, anyone.
For the first time, I enjoy silence on a day which was once filled with laughter. For the first time, I'm alone on Christmas.