I am sitting on the couch with Charlotte falling asleep in my arms while watching Jarrod, the elf, getting a head start on assembling Christmas toys. What a difference a year makes. For those of you who don't know, Jarrod wasn't here last year for Christmas. He was in Kuwait awaiting departure for Afghanistan. It was great to have my parents here with me last year, but it was really hard having Jarrod miss out on Trenton's first Christmas.
It has been pretty crazy around here the past few days trying to get everything ready for Christmas, but right now, in this moment, I am sitting back watching Jarrod put an easel together and thanking the Lord that my little family can be together on this wonderful holiday.
For this, I feel truly blessed.