This year will be remembered as kind of a blue christmas for us.
It’ll be the first year we are without our families. To be honest? It’s a strange feeling. Especially with my father-in-law’s condition dealing with stage IV cancer and how fast it seems to be progressing… it just sucks being across the country during one of our favorite times of the year without our families. It’s one of those lump-in-your-throat kind of feelings. Obviously we are trying not to think about ‘those kinds of things’ that are a little too dark to even say out loud right now, but it’s hard not to.
On the other hand, we are definitely trying to embrace the season as much as possible. It is both of our first times getting a fresh tree for christmas (we think it’s a blue spruce). We weren’t planning on getting one because we were so busy and thought it was going to be such a hassle, but today we last minute decided ‘let’s just freaking get one’! So we did! I am so so happy we did. It just makes our home feel so much better, especially when we have Christmas songs playing.
We couldn’t help but be a little nostalgic for the past few years during the holidays! So here’s a few random snapshots of Christmas with our families.
I wish we could put up some of the Christmas spirit in jars and open a jar of it every month. Harlan Miller