This year, we set up Grandma Thomson's Christmas tree. Grandma's birthday would be on Christmas Eve. We have lots of things in our home to remind us of Grandma, just as we have things to remind us of my Grandma and Grandpa Robb. It's important. It's important for our children to know their grandparents - those who are here and those who have passed.
I wept as we put up Grandma's tree this year and then watched the kids decorate it. She would love it. It's perfect. We also set up her nativity, which is like no other nativity I have ever seen. It's beautiful. It's authentic. It's perfect. We laughed as we set up her dancing Santa. I teased the kids that Santa was twerking. Jackson told me to never use that word again. ;)
Christmas, in our home, is simple. It's all about family. We have a sign in our home that says, "We might not have it all together, but together we have it all. " We really believe that.