My parents are in town this week. The kids are having a great time with their grandparents and enjoying all the special treats that come with visitors in town. (Later bedtimes, dessert for breakfast, movies in the middle of the day, etc)
My mom’s birthday falls right after Christmas so I decided to take her clothes shopping for her birthday. My mom rarely buys anything for herself, she is always giving to others. I thought it would be fun to take her to the store where my daughter works and get her a pretty outfit.
We had a great time shopping and it was fun to see my mom actually doing something for herself, which never happens!
The kids are distracted from real life with all the holiday hustle and bustle. I’m hoping the distraction carries over until after Christmas.
My husband has been deployed to the Middle East for 274 days. These are my real thoughts expressing my heart during his absence. I appreciate your prayers and kind words as we cope, adapt, and carry on without him until August 2014. To read from the beginning, click here.