Wednesday, December 26, 2012

The Very Best Gifts

I do not take Christmases for granted.


They are too precious to merely expect they will always be the same.

I realized that last year when our world was weird and sad and strained. When we lived in this surreal state of doughnuts and cold, long drives to spend time with the one person who belonged in the that place the least.

I realized that I had years of believing that my little world was impenetrable.

But, God.

God gave us a new memory to make. This year was different, peaceful, full of joy. And we were all together, the whole crazy lot.

These are the very best gifts.


  1. How fun to see your dad in your Christmas photos!!!!