Each week Ruth Ayres extends an invitation to share and celebrate events, big or small, from our week. I cannot believe that this is the last celebration post of 2015. This year I have numbered my posts as Turns because that has been my one little word for 2015. Looking at the number, 33, I may not have written every Saturday, but I have always celebrated. I have learned it is the celebration that is most important.
I have written many posts this year about parenting my almost-adult children. It has not been easy. I have found that this type of parenting seems to be the most difficult during big moments such as birthdays, first and last days of school, but especially Christmas.
Thankfully my kids continue to let me celebrate their childhood at Christmas time. Or maybe it is because they are not quite ready to give it up either.
The night of the Christmas parade in our town, we always eat at a pizza place which is right on the parade route. We continued that tradition this year and even went to look at Christmas lights afterward. We hit our favorite spots and added a few new ones while singing..if you want to call it that...Christmas songs.
Christmas Eve the four of us continued our tradition of making homemade pizzas after Christmas Eve church service. And the 24 hour marathon of The Christmas Story movie began.
Santa no longer visits our house, but my kids want me to wait until Christmas Eve to put their gifts under the tree. I am glad they still want to feel that excitement of coming downstairs in the morning and seeing that "Santa" really did come. The biggest difference is that it no longer happens at 6:00 in then morning!
Christmas Day we were all getting ready for our family celebration at my aunt's house. Each of us came from our different corners of the house and arrived in the living room. Megan looked at all of us and laughed. We all had green on. Granted they were all different shades of green, but they were green nonetheless.
It was a perfect representation of our small family. We all have different hues and tones. We definitely have different contrasts and brightness. But when we our brushes come together and our colors are mixed, we make the perfect palette.
different hues and tones
mixed by our Creator's hand
a perfect palette
©Leigh Anne Eck, 2015
©Leigh Anne Eck, 2015