It is fall, and I’m really excited. I think that one of my favorite things about fall is the traditions that come with the season and with the holidays.
Traditions were fun as a kid, but they take on a new meaning as a mother. I love making costumes. I love taking out Halloween decorations, picking pumpkins, and making treats.
I love planning impossible Thanksgiving dinners, baking pies, and eating stuffing.
I love shopping for Christmas presents- for weeks in advance, finding great presents, wrapping, making candy, writing Christmas cards. I love displaying our family’s nativities, playing Christmas music, and making glittery crafts.
I actually love all of the Holidays better now as mother. It isn’t because I had a bad childhood – mine was great, and I have many happy memories….But traditions and holidays are better as a mother, and I think it’s because I get to spend my time in service.