I'm thankful for…memories

It’s sad to think that Sebastian won’t ever remember these moments in Jersey or that he ever lived here. I’ve discussed this with Jeff and he has assured me that we will visit but it won’t be the same.

I remember talking to Jeff about starting a family in this house. Sebastian will never get to sleep in the room that we prepared for him. We even had kids come over once so we could test how baby-proof the house was.

I remember asking Jeff if he’d continue to take Rocky to the dog park in the winter. He said he would just because it’s what keeps him happy and calm. He’s right, but now we won’t have to. I know Rocky will miss his friends, especially Dunken, but he’ll make new friends.

Last winter we said we’d plan to decorate for Christmas in 2013. Christmas is in a month and we’ll have our life in boxes by then.

The truth is, it just wasn’t meant to be. We have other plans now, and it’s for the best.

We’ll always have these memories of living in Jersey and be able to share them with our little man.


  1. We have had two unexpected Christmases with our life in boxes… will be thinking about you! Hoping you find the beauty of the season in this unique stage of life <3

  2. Thank you so much. Great to hear I'm not the only one. Christmas in boxes is no fun!

  3. No, it's not :-/ but it makes memories for sure!

    It does present some unique and unexpected opportunities too, lol. We went out each Christmas we spent in boxes and saw a few other families out and about… and wondered if they, too, were in boxes…

    We watched other families, I spotted an older lady and felt compelled to go say "hi" – she was such a gift. She sat me down and told me, that I'm going to wish this Christmas back one day, she said, "it really is what you make of it, dear" – (She went on to tell me she was the last of her family alive) So make it awesome — completely untraditional, completely memorable, and completely yours!

    I have a feeling it will be one for the books! Pull out the creativity and make it crazy good! (((BIG HUGS friend))) <3

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