This year I forced the Holidays to happen – I wanted it – I needed it, but I had no time for it. My family moved December 1st. We hoped to be moving into a home of our very own, but the universe said in many quiet whispers “not now.” So again we find ourselves renters with hearts of home owners. We are ready to own our walls, care for a lawn and take pride in our home – but alas are again caring more for a home then the owners themselves.
Moving with a toddler is rough – on him and on parents. Transitions are just tough. Just days after our move my son had surgery at the amazing Children’s Hospital in Seattle WA. So the day before his surgery anxious and unpacking many boxes I made Christmas happen. We went out to a farm and cut down a tree and just like that unpacked all the decorations and made what my son called a “mismus tree” happen right there in our living room. Midst the stress, turmoil in our life – we made the Holidays happen. Like anything you want you just have to make it happen or it won’t.
The week of Christmas in our new “home” all I wanted to do was get out – and be with family, smiles and warmth. So we left and had 3 incredible days on my husband’s family farm. It was just what we needed. We smiled, we drank and our son explored. I am ready to go back.
2015 will be what we make it in our new “home”. We will make warm, inviting and loving and full of opportunity. Until our next move into a home…
Here is a little piece of our visit up north with the in-laws.
Happy New Year; to new beginnings and happiness.