This was our first Christmas with a kid and, since it is too early for him to understand any of it, it was a good year for us to be able to really soak in the true meaning of the holiday and the true joy of the season. Since late August we have been trekking our way through parenthood and getting better at it every day (if I do say so myself) and the holidays actually gave me a chance to breathe and let the joy, the peace and the hope of mommy-hood settle in. Who knew the holidays would get more relaxing after having kids? Turns out you go to a lot of different celebrations all of which have grandparents, aunts, uncles and friends just dying to hold and play with your little one. Mommy & Daddy get a chance to relax and talk to adults!
Brayden will never remember Christmas 2010 but for us it will always be a special one. Besides the fact that he rolled over for the first time the day after Christmas, it is also the first year we celebrated as our own little, growing family. The first year the fact that it won’t be long before we need to once again take Santa and Rudolph and cookies & milk seriously settled in. The first year all of the hoopla and the gifts and the going-going-going really took a back seat to what was important.
It’s not about us anymore and somehow that is actually a really wonderful thing.
I have a feeling 2011 will be quite the year for us. We have a lot to look forward to. We have a lot of growing and changing to do. In 2010 we were very, very blessed and now in 2011 we have a lot to be thankful for.