Sunday, December 26, 2010

Christmas Wonder

At 6:45am sharp Christmas morning I had three little boys, poking, jumping, and demanding that I GET UP!!!

As the years have gone on Christmas has become a bit less fun and a bit more work. However, the looks on my children's faces and the excitement in their voice's during that moment and the moments to come made all the work well worth it!

There is never much under the tree for me anymore but that is ok because my gift can not be wrapped and put under the tree. The best gift is given in the form of my children's wonder and anticipation. The gift of my family all here with me!

Some may say Christmas is over commercialized but I love it! I don't think I will ever stop loving it and I feel sad for those who have forgotten what Christmas morning felt like as a child.

The boys loved every single gift they were given.  As special thank you to some very special friends and complete strangers for your amazing generosity. THANK YOU!

We headed to my moms for brunch and presents and good ole family time. We also went to see the twins on their first Christmas and first day at home. I did a bit too much reminiscing about the last 13 years of my life and my emotions got the best of me.

Christmas is a wonderful day but even three years later it is hard. Seeing my brand new niece and nephew so sweet and unscathed by life was very thought provocing for me. It was hard to see the normal first time mommy worry in my sister in laws face. It was hard to think about all of the stuff I worried about on that day 13 years ago. The day I brought my firstborn home. Let me tell you.... I worried about everything.

I worried about many of the same things with all 3 of my other children after they were born as well and then March 25th happened and I learned  most of the times the things we spend so much time worrying about are not the things that will happen. It is those things  we least expect to happen that catch us off guard and turn our lives upside down!

I thought about what I remember thinking my life would look like when my perfect babies got bigger  and how different it is from what I pictured so many years ago.

After I pulled it back together thanks to a good friend who took time out of her Christmas to "talk", I played RISK with my boys and dad, took a nap with Makenzie, had dinner, skyped with my brother, had some birthday pie, and headed home.

The snow on the mountains in the horizon was as close to a white Christmas as we got this year!

I think I got about 11 hours of sleep last night which felt good and we stayed in today and just hung out. The boys had a great time trying out all of their new stuff and I trying to dig out from underneath Christmas!

Tomorrow we finish up Christmas with a extended family gathering and then it will be back to real life!

Believe... Prayer Works!


RaD said...

I think Christmas is too over-commercialized, however we do our best not to over-commercialize it in our house. I think as long as you teach your kids why you celebrate Christmas you've done your job. And it doesn't hurt to give them gifts and watch their faces light up brighter than the tree either!

It looks like your Christmas was wonderful!

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