Ages ago when my children were small and deep in the ‘I want…’ part of Christmas I have longed to teach them the gift of giving, not just something from the store, a gift from the heart or maybe a gift from their own hands because for me those were the most precious of all. I come to learn that over time my kids did understand what I was trying to teach them and soon my heart (and home) began to fill up with drawings, words of kindness, messages of love, treats and these beautiful acts of kindness to make my life easier (well… sometimes it was the intention).
All my Christmases have been amazing… and always because my family was together. For me that has become the most important gift and having recently become empty nesters this year was especially meaningful.
I said I wasn’t going to buy any gifts this year except for the grandkids but in fact we all gave the best gift this Christmas… Time together and we all enjoyed in a beautiful cabin in Windermere. Late nights, card games, puzzles, tubing, hot springs, boot scooting on the ice, movies, pool games, ping pong, delicious food, photos and oodles of laughter. Best ever!!!
These are some of my favorites of our time away…