This is two of the reasons I still have magic in Christmas.
Madison and Maison.
Years go by, and memories change, but through the eyes of our children, we see a glimpses of our own childhood.
No more “waiting for Santa” and the innocent anticipation. A part of me really misses this.
Now we can attend church together til midnight, and have long meaningful “talks” most any day of the year. I love and appreciate this.
They really ARE good help to me in the kitchen. No need to just PRETEND they are big helpers.
Memories are made with change, and honestly, I have always felt each change came in due time. I have embraced each and every one of them. Mostly ready to move forward and see what lies ahead for us.
Enjoy your precious little ones if you have them in the house, but Christmas with teenagers is a whole other kind of fun …. in a very good way as well.
We appreciate this age, just as much as we love the young adults they are both turning into.
Tomorrow night, instead of assembling all the TOYS that we once gave in the past in what seems like complete chaos , we will gather together, have dinner, “hang out” and exchange gifts with one another.
And finish off the evening at a late night church service.
Change is good. Life is good.