Traditions Are a Changin

As Christmas approaches, my girls have been talking about our family traditions.  Like going to see the Festival of Lights each year and reading the Night Before Christmas on Christmas Eve.

Traditions are very important to my girls and this evening I realized that our traditions are a changin.  For the most part, we’ll be able to do what we’ve done in the past.  For example, each year we load into the car and drive around town to see the Christmas lights.  We return home to discover that while we were gone, Santa’s elves stopped by and left us our Christmas pj’s.  We change into our new jammies and then read “Night Before Christmas”.  These traditions won’t change, except instead of driving around our little town, we’ll be in search of a neighborhood with lots of twinkling lights in our new neck of the woods.

Our Festival of Lights visit this year will not include hubby.  This is a little difficult for Naomi right now.  She misses her daddy and isn’t keen on the idea of seeing the lights without him.  I think it will be important to find a new Festival of Lights display when we are together again in Dallas.  It will become our new Dallas tradition and I think it will be very important to establish new family traditions this year, while still holding onto those we have celebrated for the last few years.

Our traditions are a changin, but change can certainly be a good thing.




  1. This year, with all of the kids grown and with significant others, I am having a hard time getting used to the idea that my traditions will be changing each year too. I want to get into my Christmas jammies and have my whole family there on Christmas morning! I guess we are always kids. I can’t wait to see what beautiful new traditions you will start with your girls. Hope to see you all soon! Give those girls a hug for me!

    • It was hard for me when the boys left, but I was able to start all over again with the girls and we established new traditions with them. Life is ever changing and learning to roll with the changes is half the battle.

      Hugs to you and your family too!!!

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