We had our first snow earlier this week. Tiny flakes but they stuck around for a couple days, only now melting away completely until next time. It’s crazy for me to think that winter and Christmas and all the season brings are right around the corner when only yesterday we were splashing in our pool. I’m still in the mood for falling leaves and Thanksgiving. But it’s getting there.
Soon, we’ll be buying Christmas gifts and decorating trees with all the trimmings. Christmas lights, etc and all the fun ornaments the kids have made over the years. My parents have held onto all the ornaments my brother and I made during our school years, so long ago. I understand the importance of them now.
I still have a gingerbread man ornament that Jedi made during his nervous first few months of school in kindergarten and the jolly Santa Claus that Buzz carefully colored in with marker. Those are keepsakes to remember and cherish for all the Christmases to come. That is what really makes memories. I can’t wait to see what Abby will come up with this year to contribute.
We also had a tradition for awhile where the kids would pick out their own ornament for that year to place on the tree. I’ve gotten out of doing that the past few years, for one reason or another, but it’s definitely something to start up again. To track their interests and personalities as they get older.
So even though I think I’m not ready for Christmas, maybe I really am. Maybe I actually need it more than ever this year. To spend quality time with my kids and family, just embracing every moment. I’m usually in such a hurry anymore, I need an excuse to slow down. And I’m going to take this season for just that. I can’t wait to see that tree lit up again and to feel the joy the holiday brings!
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