Where has the year gone? Once again it’s Christmas Eve. A year ago today we found ourselves on the eve of Jamie’s due date, and we were anxiously anticipating the arrival of our baby, wondering if we would have a boy or girl. We had no way of knowing the fullness to which our hearts would expand as we discovered what was just around the corner for us.
A year later, and we are getting ready to celebrate Grey’s first Christmas. If I’m honest, I would have to say that this holiday season has not gone at all how I had imagined…. we don’t even have a Christmas tree set up in our home and I just began my holiday shopping a day ago. I’ve had to release myself from the pressure of trying to make this season magical for Grey, and accept that things don’t always go as planned. I’ve had to choose to not let our circumstances define this season. This Christmas will be different, and things will be simple… and that’s ok. Jamie and Grey are the greatest gifts in my life that I could ever imagine. What more could I want? My heart is full.
Jamie, Greyson and I wish you the merriest of holidays and hope your season is filled with the things that matter most in life… faith, family, friendship, love, joy and peace.
Huge thanks to our good friend Matthew Land for driving to Mt. Baker with us to capture some memories of Grey’s first holiday season, and his first experience of snow. We’ll cherish these photos for a lifetime Matt!