I have had a weird year for quite a few reasons. We were asked to consider moving to Hawaii twice, Seattle once and here we are still in Hailey, Idaho. It’s a love/hate thing. The kids are in a whole new stage and I’m going to blink and they’ll all be in school. But this Christmas season I was determined to stop trying to figure out the future, enjoy the moment, stop wishing and waiting for my heart to change and embrace it.
That stupid elf on the shelf.
I read something recently that listed the top 5 things you can do to make children feel secure and loved. Traditions were on the top of the list. I think that’s a big part of what made me love my childhood so much. Sometimes it’s hard or inconvenient or expensive but we WILL make family traditions. It’s different than I pictured – no cousins tagging along, no Nordstrom Santa, no cookie decorating at my mom’s. But it is sweet and happy. I look back on this Christmas season and my heart is filled with joy and thankfulness.