For quite a number of years, I've been the misfit of my own family, and had not celebrated the holiday season with them. Seldom feeling appreciated, and being stuck carrying in everyone bags of stuff, or delegated to the dish pit while everyone got drunk, there was no sense of family for me anymore when I went to visit them. I had been reduced to a servant with little more than another pair of black socks to go home with, was the way it felt. So I stopped attending.
So then I met Avery, who introduced me to his Son, Miles. And the two of them gave me more warmth, acknowledgement and appreciation than I ever had in my own family. This last year, Miles went out of his way to come and visit me, which is something that no one had ever done for me during the holidays, and he gifted me this awesome t-shirt for Christmas. And I'll be wearing it for every Christmas from now on, in honour of him and the brotherhood we shared.
Thank you for inspiring me to be a brother, Miles MacKay. That gift is the greatest gift I could ever hope for. May you find your way gracefully to the Halls of Valhalla. And when my time is over here on this Earth, we will celebrate endlessly, info infinity and beyond. My Sword and my Shield are yours to command. ❤️🔥