Today I met one of my blog readers for the first time. She’s been a long time reader and recently moved to the area with her family. She offered to make us dinner a few weeks ago.
I’m typically one who declines these types of offers, but I’m learning to accept help, because we do need it.
I’m so glad I said yes to Amanda. She cooked my family a delicious meal that my children devoured.
I spent the evening wrapping presents with the “help” of my thirteen year old. He didn’t actually do a lot of helping, he really just wanted to see what his siblings were getting for Christmas.
We wrapped late into the night, and after we were done I could hear him and his brother downstairs.
I check on them before I went to bed, and found this.
It’s hard to see, but they are sleeping “under” the Christmas tree. This has been a tradition in our family for many years, but it is a dad tradition. It made me smile (and a little sad) to see them carrying on the tradition without him tonight.
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.