It’s Just Not Christmas Without You Here
This has felt like quite an odd holiday season. We are used to being without family, being the last 2 Christmases in Korea and Ethiopia but we’ve realized that it’s just different here in Toronto.
In Ethiopia and Korea there wasn’t much Christmas celebration around so you didn’t feel like you were missing out. In both places we had friends who were in the same family-less state and wanted to spend Christmas with you. We didn’t have Daija.
So this Christmas has felt somewhat barren and we’ve missed having our families close by to spend time with – like, really missed them. But we’ve tried to do a few things so far with Daija to make some of our own traditions and make it feel a little more like Christmas. Here they are:
Last year all Daija could do was watch as we decorated the tree. This year she got to help!
Mommy helped Daija set up Daija set up the Swedish angel chimes.
Daija had friends bring her presents even! Our friends Rob and Julie came over and brought her a stuffed cat which she has really taken to and cuddles and sleeps with (though the wrapping was the best part of opening it!)