Our Christmas started with fun and memories…
we had so much fun opening gifts, snacking on treats, and playing euchre.
finally we dragged our tired bodies home around 11pm.
Eddie was up all night.
We were up all night.
Finally Eddie slept with us.
and then the phone rang at 7am.
Grandpa Sluiter had passed to heaven.
But it was still Christmas…
our day was filled.
after our gifts we got ready and headed over to my grandparents’ house.
then it was home for a quick nap for ed and then to my parents’ house.
with all that was going on, we were pleasantly distracted by so many blessings.
but once we were home…
and eddie was in bed…
a quiet finality washed over us.
of course our little man was unaware.
He went about his morning today playing with all his new toys.
laughing and pointing at all the new items in the house.
and end to something.
not just Christmas.
but to a life.
Grandma called to ask Cortney to be a pall bearer today.
and I packed up Christmas and put it away.