Sunday, December 16, 2012

Finding Christmas

For the first time since we've been married, Hunter and I will not be spending Christmas with family. This year we will be celebrating as a couple, just the two of us. And quite frankly, I'm apprehensive. Not because I don't want to be with my sweetheart...I actually can't get enough of him. No, my apprehension is due to the fact that we won't be around any of the nieces and nephews.

There's something magical about being with children Christmas morning. Their enthusiasm is infectious, and their wonder and excitement fill my heart with joy. I always look forward to sharing their experience, and the few Christmases I've had without them have felt rather empty.
This year, I am determined to make my own Christmas magic. I have made it a point to actually put up the tree, and I'm even listening to Christmas music on purpose! My husband has been working on weekends, so I spend the time crafting and putting together holiday-themed projects.
I'm also focusing on the things I am grateful for, including my sweet husband. More than anything, I am grateful I don't have to be alone for the holiday. I love having my best friend home with me every night, and I am so happy he is no longer trucking. I did not like saying goodbye so often!
I'm actually very grateful for so many things. I could make a very huge list, but instead I'm going to keep this short and sweet. I really am thankful for this time of year. It used to be a difficult time for me, but now it reminds me how much I love my family, and how blessed I really am.
What are some of the things you do to bring the Christmas spirit into your holiday?


The Wright's said...

I was thinking about you and wondering what you were doing for Christmas. Have a wonderful day together. You are awesome!

Monica Lifferth said...

Gorgeous photos Rach. I've missed reading your blog. I hope you two had a wonderful Christmas. Kids do make it magic but I bet it was pretty awesome to sleep in and just be together. :)

Monica Lifferth said...

OH!!! Love your garland! Nice work with the silhouette. :)