It’s Beginning to look like Christmas

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.

Christmas treeoutside lightsNativity Set from Cameroon Traditional Hanging

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3 Responses to It’s Beginning to look like Christmas

  1. Pop-pop says:

    A great decorating job. Savor every moment as you enjoy Christmas in your passport country.

  2. Barbara says:

    Your decorations are very festive🎄. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas. Cherish those memories of Christmas past, and enjoy the blessings that surround this Christmas. Each day holds the potential to become a precious memory.

  3. MawMaw says:

    Welcome home this Christmas! I’ll do my best to help Joshua and Jonah feel at home in Missouri this year. Adding a new tradition might be nice, too, but not to minimize the boys’ memories of cherishing their recent past Christmas celebrations as great life experiences. Your tree is beautiful.

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