Christmas 2008 was absolutely the happiest one of my entire life. Aidan was almost 7 months old, and I was pretty pregnant with Landon. We put up our Christmas tree, and Aidan was drawn to the lights. He's still very much obsessed with "Tittmuss yights." We were as happy as any two people could possibly be. We had a blast shopping for our boy. He got a rubber Tonka truck, and a horsey jumperoo, tons of clothes, and lots of other toys, too. Our tree looked like it should have had five kids gathering around it Christmas morning.
Throughout the whole Christmas season, we took so much joy in watching Aidan play and love the decorations and lights. As he was knocking ornaments off of the lower branches, we'd laugh and talk about what it would be like the next year, with one on the floor demolishing the lowest branches, and one walking, taking care of the next level of destruction. We couldn't wait.
I thanked God every day, many times a day, for the gifts of my children and my husband. I truly felt like the luckiest, most blessed, woman in the entire world.
Aidan has always been a big fan of the guy in the red suit!! See my pregnant belly in the background?
My mom helping Aidan and my nephew, Gavin, open a present
Christmas morning, his very first. My sweet little boy!!!
His first Tonka.
I wish I could go back in time to then, to have Landon tucked safely in my tummy again. Even if just for a minute. To know that unfaltering hope, that I was soon to be the mommy to two. To be so innocently naive, as to believe that getting pregnant meant I'd be bringing a baby home.