Monday, December 29, 2014

First Christmas without Faith

Christmas this year for me was better than I thought it would be. While Faith was not with us physically, I believe she was with us in spirit.  We ended up decorating more than we thought we would.  

My mother-in-law was with us this year for Christmas and we had a great visit.  We were able to play games, eat cookies, and just spend good time together.  We went to one of our favorite parks, went to the manatee viewing center, and also went to the beach.

I know that there will never be a day I am on this earth that I do not think of Faith.  I know that there will never be a holiday that I do not think of her either.  While I know these things to be true, I also know that I will see my baby girl again one day, and believe that while I am thinking of her, she is thinking of me.

Merry Christmas Faith.  We love and miss you!

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Baking with Faith

Today I have spent quite a bit of time in the kitchen doing some baking.  I made a turkey breast pot pie for us for dinner.  It turned out very well.  

After that, I started putting together sugar cookie dough.  This recipe is one of my favorites for sugar cookies.  It has sour cream, so they have a soft tangy taste.

I miss Faith a lot today, but I know as I am baking and enjoying the holiday spirit, she is with me.

Yesterday, I baked some chocolate chip cookies and also made some lemon squares.  They were both delicious.  We have been putting up Christmas lights and playing games.  It has been nice to relax and get into the Christmas spirit since we returned from Buenos Aires.  

Right now we have the door and a couple windows open and it is wonderful weather.  As the breeze is blowing in the trees, I feel Faith with me.  I miss her and will always miss her, a part of me is gone. I know that while a part of me is gone, a part of her lives in my heart always.

I love you Faith.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Getting into the Christmas Spirit with Faith

Today we got some Christmas decorating started. The tree is up and the red lights are on it.  My husband thinks one more strand will be good.  I think one or two more will make the lights complete. He put lights out in the back yard and also some lit candy canes.  It is starting to look very nice.

As strange as this Christmas season is/will be, I know that Faith is with us.  She is with the One we are celebrating at Christmas, and for that, I am grateful.

I did not think that I would be able to get into the Christmas spirit too much this year.  However, it seems that I am beginning to get into the spirit.  I believe this Christmas will be great and lead us into an incredibly blessed 2015.

As we go into this Christmas season, I will continue to hold Faith close in my heart, as always.  I know she is celebrating with us.  I love you baby girl.  

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Darling Daughter

Today, I have thought a lot about Faith.  My love for her continues to grow as each day passes and I continue to have the best relationship that I can with her.  I know she is in Heaven doing some pretty amazing things!

My husband and I had an amazing time in Buenos Aires.  We are relaxing and also getting ready to put up our Christmas tree.  We got the tree today, so we'll be working on getting the lights on it shortly.  This will truly be a special and blessed Christmas for us this year.

I need to make an ornament with Faith's name for the tree.  It will be very nice.  She is and will continue to be a part of our everyday lives.  The holidays will always include her in a special way.  

She is and will always be our darling daughter.