the air was heavy and gray today. the sort of day that demands a few cups of tea. the sweet steam and the warmth pressing into my palms brightened the gloom a little. and while i sat sipping tea in the mid-morning, tom started our holiday decorating. he always gets the ball rolling with christmas traditions. he has inherited pieces from his grandmother, and ornaments from his great grandmother. i think his favorite is the entire cast of rudolph figures his sister left in his care when she moved to australia. he set up everything except the tree. i think that is our quest for tomorrow.
this is our first christmas with ezra. such a happy and vivacious spirit he's brought to our home. and christmas will be extra special this year with him. he has a way of erasing the sadness that sometimes sweeps in when we miss our wonderful edgar.
so we look forward for this christmas season as it rolls in.