December 19th

Wednesday, December 19th, 2018

I’ve been fighting off this icky cold since Monday, so today was a lay-low day.

Nothing bad, not like some friends have caught this sick season, but a sore throat, an on and off stuffy/runny nose, and headache still is no fun. I’m hoping by tomorrow I’ll have fully kicked it.

Either way, my camera didn’t come out today, and while it’s frustrating for me when I realize that after the sun goes down when I have no light left, sometimes it’s a small blessing. Like tonight, walking around my house looking for something (anything really) to photograph, when I see the lights from our Christmas tree dancing on our wall.

Nothing monumental, but enough to make me stop and really remember what this holiday season is all about. And just how powerful that truly is.

December 3rd

Monday, December 3rd, 2018

If you know me, you know I’m not a crier.

But Stephanie made me cry today.

She asked if I could come help her trim her bunny, Dwight’s, nails this afternoon, but when I went it was a setup. Instead, after hearing about my sadness with hanging up Burke’s stocking this year, she (and Dwight) gave me this beautiful ornament as an early Christmas gift to hang and enjoy on our tree.

It was a total surprise, and had me in tears instantly (if I’m being honest I’m crying again now as I type this). It was so thoughtful, and it was exactly perfect and exactly what I needed.

Now, I can hang this ornament instead of his stocking, and still have a piece of him there to celebrate with us.

And he always loved the tree, so it just makes sense.

Thank you , Steph – I love you!