Our house is much quieter with the absence of the boys and my husband. Silence can be so very loud. However, I attempt to use this time to listen to and be with God.
I have already prepared dinner–Brazilian Shrimp Stew (delicious!). After eating we will each take showers, drink homemade hot chocolate with freshly whipped cream, and play a game of Scrabble.
Then it’s early to bed for the little ones. I am excited for Jazmine because this is her first interactive Christmas. I promised her mom lots of photos! Nicholas I know will be up at the crack of dawn to open presents.
While the kids are sleeping I’ll stay awake enjoying the solitude and the memories of days past.