A Christmas Reflection

Ahhh the day after Christmas. What a wonderful day of the year for me. I am currently on the treadmill. Just walking today.

Yesterday I received news that my great aunt and A’s great great aunt passed away very early in the morning. She had been sick with stupid cancer. I am glad that A had the opportunity to meet her and spend sometime with her. She was a great lady. She loved Christmas. I think we honored her memory with celebrating the day.

I made a big breakfast for us. Waffles, eggs, bacon, sausage, bacon, and hashbrowns. I made a Nutella cheesecake and pumpkin cake too.

J just waiting to eat.

Santa was generous this year. A made out. We had many presents. Grandparents and family sent presents. The light in her eyes was so amazing.

We caught Santa on camera.

I loved opening presents with A. This year she was so much more excited. Everything she opened she shrieked with joy.

She was ecstatic when anyone opened anything. Her joy and happiness was so contagious. She got so many books, puzzles, Legos, and much much more.

I am so glad that we have the ability to give her so much. We try and ask for things that are going to keep her brain learning. She loves to learn so this helps. I am so thankful that the people in our family go along with our choices because I know that it doesn’t happen for everyone.

I was happy to be able to hit the treadmill yesterday too. It is important to get in my me time. It helps to keep my mental health in tact.

We got to FaceTime with family. I love technology for this reason. We can stay connected no matter where we live.

I was glad to be able to spend time with A and J yesterday. We spent a lot of time building Legos and doing puzzles. It is so nice to be able to just relax with them.

Today, J is spending time with his friends. A is playing with all her new things. I have done one puzzle, read, played games with A and getting some me time in here in the early afternoon.

I am thankful that we can do the things we do. This year has been crazy and hard. There have been highs and lows. I am glad for the slowness of the past couple of days. Just being able to hang out and not have to go anywhere makes me so happy. I love being able to just be at home at times.

I am looking forward to the new year. I know that things don’t magically change once the new year comes but I like the thought of a new start. The new year brings a new planner which is something that I enjoy. I picked out my new planner just a few days ago and it makes me excited to use it.

Until next time,

Go for a run (or a walk), do something you are passionate about, be kind, be you.


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