🎄The most wonderful time of the year🎄

The last time I posted about Christmas, my mind frame wasn’t in the right place, Debbie Downer aka Negative Nancy. Before I was speaking out of frustration sounding like a complete Grinch.

 Christmas means more than presents,shopping, eating or holiday music. It’s about Jesus, family, love and making wonderful memories.

I decided to re-evaluate my mind and checked my attitude at the door. Because I had a major eye rolling attitude( figuratively speaking).

If you’re reading this and are a little confused, let me catch you up really quick.

Recently we found out that military decided to extend my husband deployment. Of course I was completely heartbroken and devastated. No one wants to hear that the one that they love is not coming home the time they were suppose to.

 I went on a little rant(totally understandable)of not wanting to put my tree up and how I was going to sulk in sadness and be the Grinch.

 I spoke my feelings too soon. I don’t regret feeling like the Grinch. But I do wish I remained positive. One positive thought can truly change your day and life.

 Now that’s all I’m giving, positivity.

 Sometimes God gives his strongest battles to the toughest people who he knows will over come. 

I honestly believe that this deployment is going to be the ultimate testimony of my faith and how I solely have had to rely on God. 

I have a 22 month old son who still needs to celebrate Christmas, needs a mother who is happy and he needs to know why we celebrate the holiday in the first place.

My husband works extremely hard so that we have an amazing life. That is why we must be grateful in all circumstances. Even though he’s not home, Jason is in our hearts and we carry him everywhere we go.

I’m excited that we put up our tree, decorated the stairs, front door, entry way table and are wearing Christmas themed jammies every night. 

I also have the “baking bug”. Making homemade cookies from scratch. Lord knows we don’t need anymore sweets. Trying to be in good spirits and build fantastic memories.

Recently Jaxon and I had a Christmas photoshoot with the amazing W.Styron photography. It was a lot of fun dressing up and capturing some precious moments. We were able to incooperate my husband even though I forgot the family photo at home. But we made it work.

Jaxon’s birthday is a few weeks after Christmas,we decided not to go ridiculous with spending money and getting tons of toys. Just enough to keep him happy.

I’m so excited for the holidays. Christmas is that one holiday where everyone is happy even if they don’t celebrate. Strangers hold doors open for you and the person you think looks mean, smiles for you.

This year I’m hosting my first annual Christmas Eve ugly sweater dinner for family . I’m making a few dishes and have already decided that I’m going to have the rest of the dishes catered. Super excited to start a new tradition in making great memories.

I’m very thankful for my family and friends who continue to love and support us.

The holidays are a joyous time and a constant reminder that family is what truly matters.

Thank you all for reading this post.

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Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year😘xoxo Mia

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