I talked to my mom today, and we agreed on a plan to get to together for Christmas. The plan involves strictly quarantining for a week beforehand and attempting to drive the entire distance with no bathroom breaks. It will be inconvenient, but we believe it’s both doable and worth doing. We have canceled nearly every other holiday, birthday, and event this year. Later this month there will be no trick-or-treating, and in November there will be no Thanksgiving get-together. But, we all have our limits, and none of us could imagine cancelling Christmas, especially since by that time it will have been a whole year since we last got together.
This plan is subject to change, of course. Who knows what the situation will be in December? But at least for now we have something to look forward to.