We spent Christmas in Virginia this year and a good time was had by all, especially Cole. :) We got to eat great food, spend time together and make some memories that will last a very long time. There were empty chairs and special people that were missed at our table this year but we made the best of it and spent time together as a family.
Having a baby in our lives has made it that much more special and I am grateful that God has graced us with this blessing.
I am also grateful for my sister and I know that all of the time we spent taking care of our mom during the last 15 months of her life has brought us closer together. I am especially blessed that Alex has a special relationship with his Aunt Nancy at this time in his life as he nears his teen years.
While I do have my older sons and love them dearly I am happy and thrilled that we have our young son to bless us and make us a family even as the older ones are leaving the nest and starting their own lives.
We make our new memories but we also keep to the traditions that started many years ago and always knowing that those that have moved into the next life are there waiting for us to join them someday. Alex reads "A Visit from St. Nicholas" to all of us under the Christmas tree, I think Mr. Cole truly enjoyed it.