“Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful. ” -Norman Vincent Peale
Where has time gone? It feels as if Christmas snuck up on us again this year! I was reading over my post from this time last year and found I felt the same way last year.
From 2012: “I actually said I wish it wasn’t Christmas. However, Brett reminded me it is better that it is Christmas tomorrow and we get to spend the whole day with our two boys than for it not to be and we not have this opportunity again. Once again, the hubby is right :).”
My husband is a very smart man and was indeed very right. We had a wonderful Christmas with our boys last year. We knew it was quite possibly Logan’s only Christmas with us on Earth and we were determined to make the most of it.
I’ll be honest and say I have been dreading the holidays. Thanksgiving was hard as Logan’s diagnosis came the day before in 2012. It had been a year since we started the blog and decided to make a bucket list. It was too painful to come back right then and make a post. The reality that it had been a year since all this began was too hard.
Logan’s Bench and Monument are made out of green granite. The monument is a baby block and to our knowledge, the only one in our area like it. It is the first that Wommack Monument Company in Springfield, MO has ever designed ♥ If you are in the Springfield, MO area and would like to, you can visit Logan at Rivermonte Memorial Gardens in the New Galloway section, near the dense tree line. Also, if you are taking the Hwy60/Hwy65 interchange, you can see his block and bench on the fly-overs 🙂
Christmas is supposed to be a magical time of year. For those who have lost loved ones though, its tough to find the spirit some days. I can honestly say the only reason why we have a tree up with presents underneath is because of Lucas. He is still so excited for Christmas, even with as much as he misses Logan. Cookies decorated, reindeer food made, and all tucked in waiting anxiously for this morning. However, its just not the same without our Logan boy. Then next year will be even more different with a little girl to start holiday traditions with!
This year though, we are thankful for the time we did have with Logan. No words can fully describe how much we miss our squishy. However, we are thankful for the memories we had the opportunity to make with him last year and will have to cherish in years to come.
We sincerely wish you and your family are having a very merry Christmas! Be sure to make the most of every moment 🙂
“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”
― Dr. Seuss