I was just thinking about how this is our 11th Christmas with kids. 2004 we had a little three-month old baby and we have only grown from there. Having kids at Christmas time can be a magical thing. To see their faces, to remember what that felt like. It’s amazing. They have been there even when Ben has not been home to celebrate with us.
This post is a picture post of all those Christmases and magic they brought into our home…
Looking through all these pictures made me remember those years and how different some of them were. Daniel’s 1st Christmas we were able to spend time with both Grandparents. Christmas of 2006 was spent in Germany with a newborn, my parents and Ben home on R&R. Christmas of 2007 was spent in California after a long 15 month deployment. 2009 was the year we did a smaller Christmas and then went to visit a few countries on our cruise. 2011 was the first year the boys got Legos. 2013, I didn’t take as many photos for some reason but I remember it being a good day. And this year? This year has been a strange one. A lot of changes for our family. Some I am having a hard time with but I just have to believe 2015 will be a good year. Getting out of the Army is hard, even if you think you have figured it out. All I can do is look forward to the future and know that I have a great family, a wonderful husband who I am in still in love with and I am blessed in so many different ways.
Merry Christmas to you all. I hope you have a great day. And if you are sad, lonely or missing someone, just know that tomorrow is another day 🙂