December 25, 2007


I was able to find joy in the smallest things on Christmases past, be it not having a tree (2006), having a husband in the same room (2005), hitting a milestone during the deployment (2004), or not being able to even write because we had no computer access (2003). So let's see if I can muster that joy this year.

Admittedly, it's been a pretty crappy month in our household. On the day I planned to put up the tree, we instead went to the emergency room and had our hopes and dreams crash down on our heads. Not a great way to start the season.

But we have hope.

Shoot, we don't have anything else to show for the past year. Except a sliver of hope that by next Christmas we will have the prospect of spending future Christmases surrounded by children and grandchildren.

But we have that hope to hang on to, and that's what keeps us smiling through the Christmas season this year.

Maybe we just need to move to Utah.

Posted by Sarah at December 25, 2007 10:39 AM | TrackBack

Let me wish you a Hopeful Christmas and a happy one too.

Posted by: Teresa at December 25, 2007 02:14 PM

As the card said, memories of Christmases past, and the Christmases to come... :)

Posted by: FbL at December 26, 2007 01:23 PM