The Tree is Up

The day after Thanksgiving is the day we put up the Christmas tree.  It’s tradition.  Tradition from the days before I was even a mother.  Of course, it becomes more special when you are a mom enjoying the tradition with your children. I remember one Christmas several years ago, not sure exactly how many.  Nolan…

The Holidays, the Songs, and the Tears

Tomorrow is the 4th Thanksgiving without Nolan. I’m sitting in my bedroom, which I am supposed to be cleaning, listening to music (in between the complaints of Liam about doing the dishes), crying. I had lunch with a friend today and she asked how I was doing.  Of course, what do you say to that…