Despite the past week of stress, highs and lows, our family found moments of magic on Christmas.
The kids spent 5 days with family, it was unplanned, and interrupted their searches for Cocoa, our elf. Christmas Eve, they each wrote a letter to Santa asking for a few more days to find him. Christmas morning, we discovered that Santa came to our house, and allowed Cocoa to stay! We don’t know when he will take off for the year, but we are happy he stuck around.
Our kids unwrapped many presents on Christmas day too. McCartney’s favorite gifts were his new bike and a Nook color. It seems that we have found a happy medium between his love of screens and my insistence that screens are bad. I guess, if he is reading, then the screen is NOT bad. I just put 7 library books on his Nook and I am guessing he has enough to keep him busy until tomorrow night.
The night before Christmas Ana lost her first tooth! “I have a new smile!” she exclaimed over and over.
Watching Ana unwrap presents is so much fun, she LOVES everything, and makes sure to add humor. I don’t know how many times she exclaimed, “I got a box! Yay!” Her little joke NEVER gets old.
We also spent the day hopping between our two families. The day was spent with moms, brothers, sisters, kids, nieces, nephews, in-laws, and friends. Each gathering was fun, stress-free and too short. Phone calls and texts from those we couldn’t see added joy to the day.
With every minute, I am learning to enjoy the RIGHT now. The future is uncertain, but yesterday, on Christmas, I found many moments of happiness. I thank God for each and every one.
Merry Christmas! I hope you found moments of joy too.