he did open his gifts with as much enthusiasm as the last week, and instead of being devastated, was surprisingly thankful for the gifts he had been given! i am thankful for his thankful heart!! i am thankful that he was happy with his gifts and played full of contentment until we urged him to come eat our tradition of daddy's hot breakfast!
this year was a hard year for us, atleast for me, mentally. not many people like to talk about it, so i'm not sure if many even realized, but this was one of our last [intended] christmas celebrations in the states, with next year being the last. this for me is one of the hardest things to think about when preparing to move across the country! i love my family LOADS and have many fond memories of holiday gatherings growing up. i'm sure this will be one of the hardest times of the years we spend overseas!!
for now i am going to try to soak in the times we do have and enjoy them! make many more memories!!!