let me be honest just for a minute..
Christmas hasn’t always been as fun for me. After losing my brother the holidays were hard and very awkward to be honest. I would still do gifts but it just wasn’t what it was growing up..
As a kid, it was the most amazing day of the year. All our family was together, we went to my grandmothers Christmas morning and everyone opened their gifts, we ate a big breakfast, we played, we laughed. It was perfect. Then when we lost Charley, it changed. My parents struggled to come around (understandably so), there was a big part of us missing. I still went to my grandmothers and still did presents but it just wasn’t the same, you know?
My Charley had his first Christmas last year. Only 3 months old and he completely changed my view on the holidays. And this year has been even better. My baby gave me that holiday spirit back and I am going to all the santas, the Christmas plays, the parties that I’m invited to and you better believe blasting Justin Bieber’s Christmas album nonstop. 𝐁𝐞𝐜𝐚𝐮𝐬𝐞 𝐢𝐭 𝐭𝐫𝐮𝐥𝐲 𝐢𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐦𝐨𝐬𝐭 𝐰𝐨𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐟𝐮𝐥 𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐲𝐞𝐚𝐫. I get so excited seeing Charley’s face light up and I can’t wait to see him get excited opening presents this year!
Holidays will never be perfect after losing family, but I’m just thankful to have my baby Charley with me to make it a little bit easier! I hope your holidays are as amazing as ours is now. 🎄
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