What a great week. We had such a wonderful Christmas. Family and friends gathering together. Since last we talked I have been taking care of my little family, enjoying the holidays and making memories. Christmas Eve was spent here during the day baking in the morning with the kids and watching Christmas movies during nap time. That night we had dinner at Mom's with my sister and brother in law and brother....it was nice. A house full. We opened alot of gifts.....Madison got a digital camera and alot of clothes. Miller got all kinds of great toys. That night the kids went to bed and Scott and I got everything out...Miller's new bike, his fish, his art easel, and other great toys, Madison got her I Pod touch and hasn't put it down yet.
Christmas morning was at our home with Scott's parents and grandmother. I cooked a huge breakfast...bacon, sausage, eggs, biscuits, french toast casserole, and fresh pineapple (from Hawaii) A friend brought it to me for the holidays! The kids once again unwrapped gifts..Madison getting her IPod station alarm clock and Miller getting clothes...alot of them.
Scott and I got money this year along with some clothes and new shoes. We asked for cash mainly.
Christmas afternoon was spent with my mom's family and we had the most wonderful news that day. My aunt Glenda's (the one who past away) daughter Ashley got engaged. It was music to our ears. We ALL cried. We cried alot that day....missing Glenda, Christmas's past. But it was a good cry. You know moving on from something like this is very hard. Getting over something is very hard. Something that was once very strong.
I learned something very valuable this holiday season. It wont always be easy...this road we are on. You will have detours and bumps. I'm not used to these. But this month I had to learn to deal with it. I pray alot more. I pray for God to help me get through them as I cannot do it alone. I talk with God daily. It helps. It helps my soul, my mind and most of all.....my heart. I realize now people come and go in our lives. We should just be happy and blessed we knew them.
This Christmas was hard for me. And our family. But I truly believe God got us through it. And for this I send him praise.
Esther Emery | What Falls From the Sky
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