December 26th, 2013
“It’s wedding week! Wedding week! Wedding week! Wedding week! Oh, also Christmas. Oh dad, it’s wedding week! I can’t believe it! It’s finally here! Wedding week!” – Jacob, age 7, Sunday
“Oh dad, this is the best Christmas EVER!” – Jacob, Wednesday
“Dad, is the wedding TODAY?” – Oliver, age 4, every morning this week
This has certainly been a Christmas like no other. I have never known something to upstage Christmas for Jacob, but apparently a wedding can!
Laura and I got to celebrate our first Christmas together this year — together, of course, with the boys. We enjoyed a wonderful day in the middle of a busy week, filled with play, family togetherness, warmth, and happiness. At one point, while I was helping the boys with their new model train components, Laura was enjoying playing Christmas tunes on the piano. Every time she’d reach the end, Jacob paused, and said, “That was awesome!”, beating me to it.
That’s a few days before Christmas — Jacob and Oliver demanding snow ice cream, and of course who am I to refuse?
Cousins opening presents
After his school Christmas program, Jacob has enjoyed singing. Here he is after the Christmas Eve program, where he excitedly ran up into the choir loft, picked up a hymnal, and pretended to sing.
And, of course, opening of presents at home.
Sometimes I think about how I didn’t know life could get this good. Soon Laura and I will be married, and it will be even better. Truly we have been richly blessed.