This Christmas was such a unique and special one. It was my first Christmas without Col (since we'd been dating) and I just couldn't help but wonder how I could do Christmas without him.
It finally rolled around and without sugar coating it, I was really sad and super down about not being able to spend Christmas with him. But I got out of bed this morning and had the most fun opening presents with my family and spending quality time with them. I realized that this is my 2nd to last year at MY home with MY family waking up in MY bed, so I just tried to soak it all in. It was a wonderful morning and I loved being with my family. After presents, we went to Pai's house and had breakfast with the whole family, I sat and held the babies, and opened up presents from Pai and Maryann. 11:30 quickly rolled around, and it was time for Colin to skype home. So off to my favorite Montgomery's house for the long awaited moment. The anticipation was seriously thick and my heart was a ticking time bomb, my mind kept going from "I get to see him in 2 minutes" to "crap did I wear the right outfit?" Then...His name popped up and he was video calling us. THERE HE WAS.
(The first thing out of his mouth..."You are all so beautiful")
The cutest missionary I ever laid eyes on. My eyes got soaked immediately and I just wanted to dance around the kitchen and do Andy's fist pumping scene from The Breakfast Club. There he was smiling that cute smile and wearing the checkered tie from J.Crew I got him. He wasn't just an email! He was talking, smiling, laughing, REAL LIFE. It was the best Christmas present I could've ever wished for or gotten. He is growing SO much and is a man among men. I am so proud to call him mine and I love him more and more every day.
Christmas was off the charts this year and I am EXTREMELY blessed and privelaged to have all those I love near to me during the season. Only one more Christmas then he's HOME! Let the countdown for next Christmas start ;)
I hope everyone had the best Christmas. May Heavenly Father provide many blessings to you and yours this 2013.