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Bittersweet NYC

I’m in NYC visiting my mom’s side of the family 🙂 it is wonderful to be here but it is also a tough time. Just driving the streets to my grandparents’ house was tough – a lot of our favorite places/restaurants were either washed away or demolished. Staten Island is like my second home – most of my family has lived here for close to 20 years now. I know the area really well, the best places for coldcuts, seafood, burgers, and whatever else. You name it and I’ve probably been there or know of it. Besides it being tough to be here due to the location, this is probably the last Christmas Eve celebration we will ever have at my grandparents. It’s also probably the last Christmas Eve we will ever spend as a whole family together. My grandpa has Alzheimers and it’s really quite bad. He’s so frail and sick and racked with disease. It’s tough to be here, but simultaneously so important to be here too. An amazing thing happened today with …