It is hard to believe that it has been three Christmases, now, without Trista.n. He would have been 26 months old. To get a good idea of what he would be like, we took a 2 year old boy off of the angel tree to buy Christmas for this year. In sorting through the 2 year old boy cards on the angel tree at the store, and reading through their wants, it seems all 2 year old boys want cars, trucks, and puppies! :) So here is Trist.an's Christmas, bought and dropped off at Shopko last week. (Man I am with it this year!)
I had the chance to read The Christmas Box for the first time this year, back in November. It is beautiful and in it, a letter written to a character's deceased daughter sums up what Christmas has come to mean to me.
Anyway, I am looking forward to Christmas. It's already an emotional time of year, and the feelings I have are bitter sweet, but I am thankful for this time of year, to celebrate our Lord's Birthday and what that personally means for me; which is the hope of seeing T.ristan again.