I trust this letter finds you hale and hearty. Christmas week is approaching and I wish you and Dad, a very Merry Christmas and a very healthy and prosperous New Year. This time my commitments have denied me celebrating Christmas with both of you and I am really sorry about it. I will make sure that this does not happen again. I miss you both very much, Mum. How dearly I wish to be there with you both and sing aloud like always we have done for every Christmas.
I hope you are taking good care of your health and your knees are not troubling you much this winter. Mum, I have tried and decorated a Christmas tree for myself; but not to mention that it is nowhere close to your excellent yet serene decorations. I convey love from the core of my heart and all the happiness in world.