We haven’t been with family for Christmas since 2008. We are looking forward to celebrating with family this year.
We decorate for Christmas the day after Thanksgiving. It was nostalgic going through ornaments that we left in the USA and haven’t seen since 2008. Some brought tears of joy, while others brought tears of memories of loved ones who have passed away.
For David and I, the cold weather, seeing the ornaments of Christmases past and listening to Christmas music on the radio made it feel like Christmas, however, the opposite for the boys. The boys can only remember hot, humid weather while decorating for Christmas. They were missing shorts, bare feet and plans to go to the swimming pool for the upcoming Christmas break because that’s what we did in Cameroon.