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Saturday, December 4, 2010

Looking like Christmas

I think this is the first moment today when I've sat down to relax all day. It's just been one of those very busy Saturdays. Even though it was busy, it feels good to have accomplished a lot of things I was hoping to get done.

We had some free time this afternoon when both boys decided to just take a 20-minute nap. Rather than trying to force them back to sleep for longer naps, we opened the curtains and blinds and dug out our Christmas decorations. We got the tree up. (Which also involved clearing a particular space that has been collecting clutter for some time now and getting more and more on my nerves.) It feels so warm and comforting to have the Christmas lights glowing. The excitement and curiosity reflected in the eyes of our boys seemed to be extremely contagious and I enjoyed the process even more than usual.





The weather has been on the gloomy side for most of the last week, and the forecast predicts more of the same. Amid the clouds and the threat of rain, we bundled up and headed out to the cemetery. When we purchased the plot, it was actually a third of a plot with the other two sections being reserved for other babies. It was a little unexpected to see today that one of the other sections has now been claimed. I couldn't help but wonder about the story of little Oleta, while sending a quiet prayer heavenward for her family still mourning their separation.



I'm still not really sure how we'll tell Ben and Hugh about Elliana and Emmaline. I don't know what we'll tell them or how we'll celebrate or remember them as a family. Marc and I were talking the other night about how we'll talk about Santa Claus with our kids. Maybe talking about the twins will just come naturally like any other special person or holiday that we celebrate with special traditions. We still have a couple of years to figure it all out, I guess.

I have a feeling this is going to be one of our more memorable holiday seasons and I'm looking forward to every aspect of it. 


5 comments:

Allred Mom said...

So happy for you, Megan! I bet the boys are LOVING the Christmas decorations! Glad you made it to the cemetary, too! Your children are so blessed to have you as their mother!

Mandi said...

We got our decorations out a couple of days ago too - I love the warm, cozy feel of the Christmas tree and all of the lights are, of course, Audrey's favorite. And I love your pictures - I think I'm going to have to steal your idea and do a few of my own versions! :)

Liz said...

How exciting! This will be the boys' first Christmas and everything will be so much fun! Just remember...they'll always love the wrapping and the box more than the toy itself!

I'm glad you were able to make it to the cemetary. That's so heartwrenching about the newly claimed plot...

Leslie said...

WOW! what a happy family! i am just still so happy for you and your little growing family.

Shortcut said...

nice blog u have and very happy family.......