Home for the Holidays
With the Christmas holiday approaching, the one comfort I find this time of year is having the entire family under one roof. My daughter attends a community college and lives at home with me and Mr. Eight. My son lives in South Carolina. He attended college in South Carolina and graduated in May (Woo Hoo!). South Carolina is 14 HOURS AWAY from New Hampshire. In a mom’s mind a 14 hr distance from her to her baby is equal to approximately half way around the world! He knew from his first day of setting foot on the campus of his Alma Mater it was the school he wanted to attend. It was the only college he applied to and was accepted! Fast forward a few years to current day and he is home for about 3 weeks. He arrived at Logan Airport about 1 am yesterday morning. I made sure his room was clean, the bed was made, and the heated blanket was on. He has acquired the Southerner’s blood and he is often chilly here in New Hampshire. Our cat, Sadie, made sure his bed was warm, too.
As a mom, there is no better feeling than knowing that everyone is tucked into their beds safe and sound asleep for the night. I sleep well knowing my family has a warm bed to lay in and food on the table, and we are all under ONE roof. I know many families no longer have the opportunity to have everyone home for the holidays and that there will be a time when it will not happen as often for me. I am very grateful and thankful, never regretting or wasting a moment.
This time of the year at our house the stockings are hung, the fire is burning, and the tree lights and garland are on for the better part of the day. The house is festive, warm and cozy. I don’t do over the top crazy decorating but add in a few touches here and there to know it is a special season.
Enjoy a few pictures of our decorations. May your loved ones be home for the holidays.