What a busy, busy time of the year it is. I feel like we have been on the go this entire month...with dance recitals, Christmas programs, school parties, visiting family and of course the usual winter colds...whew...I am ready to slow down. Even though we have been so busy that I often did not know whether I was coming or going most days, I am thankful for being so busy. It definetly kept my mind occupied and not allow me to focus on Jason not being here for yet another Christmas. Sure, I missed him (A LOT) sure it was lonely and sad, sure I was crazy busy, but I felt a very real and comforting peace through it all. That does not mean I did not get sad or cry (cause I did). It's just hard to put into words right now what I was feeling...have you ever felt sadness, comfort, peace, and joy all at the same time??? That is how I felt. That is the best way I know to describe it at this moment.
I am glad that we got to visit with our family. Even though packing and traveling alone is not fun, I am so glad that we were able to do it. (How is it that a 3 hour road trip turns into a 4 hour trip when 2 kids are in the car???) (=
Our first stop was Christmas at my grandmother's. Below are a few pictures from that visit:
After we left my grandmother's house, we headed over to my Mamaw Beth's house. This was our first Christmas without my granddaddy and I was already feeling a lot of emotions about that. It turned out to be a very precious time.
Below are some pictures:
Stay tuned for Christmas parts 2 and 3 (ha, I know, what can I say I like to take pictures)