|Those visions of sugarplums
just won't let go.
It was a day full of games and laughter, and of course, lots of sugar and chocolate. Christmas day is the one day where good-for-you food is definitely available and easy to get, but there are very few restrictions on what and when things are consumed. Here are some shots from our wonderful day together.
Santa Really Came Through This Year.
|Jonathan has been wanting a new
suit. He looks GOOOOOD!
We'll have to get some pics before
he goes out this weekend.
Think a couple of kids are planning to leave the nest soon?
|Our resident artist is going to be set!
Someone worked extra hard to make some
beaver fur throw pillows.
The fur is really silky and I've never felt
softer leather than the undersides.
|One of our kids commented that Mom & Dad
are being dragged into the 21st Century whether we like it or not.
I'm thinking we like it just fine!
I am so grateful that we had this day together. Last night, I was remembering Thanksgiving morning, 2010. I didn't realize how precarious Aaron was at the time (he was LifeFlighted from our home less than 24 hours later), but I did know that something wasn't good. I remember standing over him and crying, and telling William that I just wanted to have one Christmas with him. We've now had three, and I feel so inadequate to express my gratitude for these blessings.
So many struggle with family issues, with loss of one sort or another (because loss comes in many, many forms). Our family isn't perfect, far from it. But it's ours, and it's a good one. As I watched my children yesterday, I remembered so many children who are spending Christmas in heaven, whose families decorated their graves with lights and trees and toys, instead of watching them play with them here. They weigh heavy on my heart and I pray that they felt heaven watching over them, especially yesterday.
And then he decided to get in on the game, too. So we're spending a quiet week at home. And we'll be praying we get to STAY at home. But I have to say, even when he's sick, Aaron is still happy and playful. So for now, most of the time he's just fine, and when he has a rough patch, we work through it the best we can. But Santa really came through for him, too. Because if you remember, what Aaron wanted for Christmas was to be at home. And he was.