Saturday, December 12, 2015

MISSING MEADOW AT CHRISTMAS TIME

One of my favorites. Xmas Eve 2012.
If Meadow could of talked, I think she would of stood up on her hind legs and yelled "I LOVE CHRISTMAS!". She really did seem to love this time of year, and the closer December 25th gets the more I miss her.

I met Rob in January of 2004, when Meadow was just 6 months old. He didn't have a tree the month before and Meadow's first Christmas probably came and went without any changes in her daily routine. All that changed when I entered the picture. Right from the get go she seemed to enjoy all the fun and festivities of the season and was involved in all aspects of it in the house. Oh the excitement of the tree and finding that one ornament to bat at every year. In her later years she seemed to enjoy sleeping under or near the tree. She always assisted Rob with his wrapping and how she loved to play in the mess of the paper after gifts were opened Christmas morning.

We didn't know that last year would be our last Christmas with Meadow, but because of a health scare she had earlier that year, we took more pictures of her at Christmas and felt a little more grateful that she was with us to celebrate.

I spent 11 Christmas's with Meadow, and looking back at all the pictures over the years has brought me to tears and made me laugh out loud. Oh Meadow, you were something else. Please enjoy a small collection of some our Christmas's over the years.  

Having a tender moment after the tree was decorated. 2010 
Christmas morning 2011.
How they loved each other. 2012.
Supervising  the Christmas baking. 2012
Is that one for me? 2013
Sleeping by the tree. 2013
Empty boxes, the best part! Xmas Day 2013  
Helping Daddy wrap. 2014 
Santa's little helpers. 2014
Christmas Eve 2014
Waiting for Santa by the tree. Xmas Eve 2014
Playing in the Xmas wrap for the last time. 2014
Christmas will be different this year, not just because Meadow isn't with us, but because this is our first Christmas with Merry & Molly. Like Meadow's first Christmas, they won't have a tree to play in this year, as we choose not to put one a big one up. We will always miss Meadow, but we are looking forward to the amusement Merry & Molly are sure to bring us come Christmas morning, and that will ease the hurt a little.
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