We are still adjusting to our new life. The days and weeks leading up to Christmas were filled with unknown pain and apprehension of what the day would bring. Thankfully I was able to get myself to place where Christmas was just another (Tues)day. Whether I’m with the boys or not any day can be special and that’s what Christmas Eve was. Setting aside the cares and worries of life I fully engaged with greatest gifts I’ve been given on earth, my beautiful boys.
We opened a few gifts and spent the rest of the day playing “super powers” with their new handmade capes and masks at Tristan’s command (thankfully he has enough imagination to keep us all entertained). We put together a new puzzle, baked cookies from dough a sweet friend made, ate too much candy , listened to our Christmas records and drank homemade peppermint hot cocoa.
The second half of the day was interrupted by an unfortunate visit to the dog pound, perhaps another story for another day. Then they went off to their dad’s place to spend Christmas Day. Every special occasion still for me is a chance to grow and to become more grateful for the gifts I have, letting go of what I can’t control.
Wishing Peace for all this holiday season.
Bekah & the boys
10 thoughts on “Christmas”
you are giving your boys such an incredible childhood and your attitude is forever a study of grace. thank you for all the beauty and strength you emanate, bekah.
Wow. I’d have tried to put into words how much I admire you but Lizzy there already said it so perfectly. So I second that. You and your babies are so blessed to have each other.
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You are blessed with boys who give you super powers…that’s called love…and that will carry you through! Best wishes!
I have followed you for a while on tumblr, and just now noticed you had a website/blog. I am loving these posts, and your grace, and intend to bookmark and keep joining you for the ride. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Where did you go those wooden knives from? I love to find something similar for my young nephew. Thank you.
They were a little kit we had to put together. Picked them up at an outdoors store called Quest here in Lou. The brand is called Trapper “JJ’s Knife Kit”
I relate to so much of what you’re going through and where you are now… it’s some place I have surely been. I still struggle with Christmas, no matter how hard I try I am still so glad when it’s over… My heart is compassionate towards you. It has been many years since I was a single mom like you with a little boy to raise on my own. But things do get better and easier, it just takes time, and Jesus. You and your boys are beautiful… so much that I relate to… so much. Sending you love and support. You will make it. One day you will wake up and realize that this was then and now is now and you will wonder how you ever made it through, but you did, and you know your Abba better than you ever thought possible… Much love, sweet.
Thank you so much!