Yesterday we stood in line at the Post Office in Quartzsite AZ to mail our cards and packages. Other than Bocephus (a sock monkey) dressed up in a Santa suit, there haven't been many signs of Christmas. But my thoughts still turn to the Christmas' of the past. I scan through pages of online photo folders and I can't find the pictures I want to post (see future post, re: 2011 goals). I copy a few of the first Christmas photos I came across... and my mind wanders back in time:
There were new Christmas eve jammies, Christmas trees, sledding, and a Christmas puppy.
There was the sprinkling of reindeer food, making of gingerbread houses, the leaving of cookies and milk. There were many, *MANY* toys...
and MOUNTAINS of debt. lol
There was always a flurry of activity!
There was singing, and Christmas shows....
Maybe less time spent stressing about gift giving and more precious time cuddled with my children reading stories... Yes, I wish I'd done some things differently.
But there was LOVE. There was, is, and will always be LOVE!