It was just the two of us celebrating Christmas together this year. We worked all afternoon on Christmas Eve to make a lovely dinner, and woke up the next morning for chocolate chip waffles. We had a couple of presents from parents to open, but we opted to not buy each other present and put that money elsewhere. The afternoon was filled with Skype calls to family, and a very special call to a sister serving an 18-month mission in Seattle. When the calls ended, it was back to the two of us.
Living 2,000 miles away from family for the past year and a half has taught me how important my relationship with my spouse is. We have just each other to lean on and that has become more than enough. Living in Virginia has helped us grow in ways I never thought possible.
This will probably be the only Christmas that we celebrate with just the two of us. Just us. For some reason that really touched me. How quickly life changes and how often I forget to cherish the present moments. Life somehow always makes that full circle back to just us. As we fill our home with little ones and they grow it will be just the two of us again someday. I want to remember these small moments because one day I’ll look back and say, “remember when life was so simple”. I hope you all remember to stop and cherish the simple moments in life, and remember the simplest sometimes forgotten reason for the season – a small baby was born for all, He was born to sacrifice, teach, love, and save us. ❤️ Merry (late) Christmas!