A few weeks ago, when Sadie and Andy were visiting with us, we decorated our christmas tree. It's a family tradition that I love. I am super sentimental when it comes to Christmas ornaments. Each one tells a story and holds a memory for me. I am that mom that saved every single preschool ornament my kids every made…the toilet paper rolls with glitter and glue, and the traced and decorated cut out hands. Our tree is the culmination of many years and many experiences together as a family. As 2016 fast approaches, I find myself once again wishing for time to slow down. This christmas we will be together for the first time in two years (since Sadie's mission). Next year Drew is planning on serving a mission sometime after his graduation in May. Changes. Growth. And I remind myself once again that this is the way it's suppose to be. *sigh*
Even Navy seemed to appreciate the scene.
Looking through my front door that night, my heart was full of gratitude for this one moment.