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 and Liam were probably 6 and 8. They got up before we did and put up the Christmas tree as a surprise. They didn’t decorate it because we do that together. But they put the whole thing up themselves. They were so excited and proud.
Now, we do it without Nolan because he’s gone and life continues. Yesterday, we did it without Liam too because he was at a friend’s house.
This time of year makes me cry a lot.