We had our 14th annual cookie frosting party today. I still cannot believe that we’ve been doing this for 14 years. It started when we lived in Norfolk, VA when when our oldest kids were three and five. I think we invited neighbors and a few friends from church.
Over the years we’ve had parties with just a handful of kids and one with over forty. Each year they are a little bit different, but always filled with sugary, sprinkle-y, fun.
I’m definitely getting sick. It stinks. I’m trying not to think about it too much because I don’t want to be sick on Christmas. Not because it will ruin Christmas, but because all I can think about is being strong on Christmas for the kids.
I have no idea how they are going to feel on Christmas, whether there will be tears or if the gifts will make then forget, just for a bit.
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.