Tomorrow we celebrate Christmas at home with the girls and then we are off...off to Illinois for a celebration with loved ones. I can't wait to squeeze my mom and dad and to make the trek up the old creaky farmhouse steps to our room. My mom always makes a big fuss about us coming home. She spruces the house all up and it smells so good when we come in. She usually has gifts laid out for me and the girls. She's a spoiler. It's her nature.
We haven't been back to Illinois for Christmas in 3 years. We like to spend that holiday all cozied up in our own home, but we made the exception this year. I'm going to try to take it all in. My grandma is really old, I think 98. Not sure if we'll get another Christmas with her. So I'm going to soak it up...pay attention to every sight, sound, smell. It seems like yesterday I was the little one running from one room to another, chasing my cousins. Now I'm the adult and my little ones will play. Time has a way of moving on...stops for no one.
I pray that all of you have a wonderful Christmas and enjoy every minute that you have making memories, cherishing your loved ones, and basking in the greatest gift ever given...JESUS! Love you all...see you in a few weeks.
Have a blessed day.