If there is one word that describes me and André as a couple it´s spontaneous. So when we, a few days before Christmas, decided to send out a digital Christmas card, we of course had to do it spontaneously in the middle of the National Mall on the busiest time of day. I had surgery 5 days ago, we were parked illegal and ran down to the National Mall with our giant new tripod, crutches and my mum that had a hilarious time watching us.
We got our picture from what will be our last Christmas abroad, for this time:)
I can´t believe it – Chrismas is here already! We are celebrating home in DC this year, because I can´t fly home (the other home) to Norway this short time after surgery. Tomorrow me and André will volunteer daytime and in the evening we will celebrate “The Norwegian way” with good friends. Hopefully it will be a meaningful, fun and different Christmas eve.
Everyone that said Christmas is an emotional time after losing a loved one, was right. It´s impossible to even hear a tune from Frank Sinatra without sheading a tear, and don´t even get me started with the smell from the Christmas tree… It is hard.
That doesn´t mean it can´t be a good in it´s own way. Memories are a wonderful thing, and to hold on to them while creating new ones is what it´s all about. Nothing is constant and everything changes.
The star on top of our tree sparkles a little extra this year and outside our window there´s a real one, blinking at me. I think I know why ♥
With that I wish you and your loved ones a very Merry Christmas. Relax, enjoy the old and new traditions if you have them and don´t stress to much. I´m actually planning to dress up André as my sister and watch “Tree nuts to Cinderella” (Norwegian Christmas tradition) on the morning of Christmas eve, like we did every year since we were born. Something tells me my plan will be sabotaged 😉
With Purpose & Pepper