Monday, December 30, 2013

Merry and Bright



2013 was the best Christmas on record for the Henderson's........

Not because of gifts,
or things.....

But because of health....
and love.....

Having the five of us under one roof was more of a blessing than you could possibly imagine.....

We weren't at our home in Casper.....however we were at our temporary home here at Brent's Place.....If you have to be somewhere other than home......this is a good place to be.

It is often so easy to take for granted the moments of togetherness, not putting much weight into the actual time spent together......

Letting moments pass.....
Letting hurry suck the joy out of the minutes.....
Letting the commotion around take the focus from what is important.,
Letting hours fly by quickly.....

I like to stop and just soak it in.....

Look around at my family.....
point my lens a billion times.....
capturing the memories.....
the simple moments.....
Breathing in the wonder that is a life well lived......

I am so thankful that, not only is Parklen out of the hospital, but he is feeling better than he ever has before in his entire life.

I am thankful that there were two brothers playing.....
one sister to follow...(and get into their toys)

A husband......

A Merry Christmas it was indeed.....

our entire family was entirely blessed......
by strangers,
by friends,
by each other......

There wasn't an item left off of the boys' list.....
There wasn't a Christmas wish left unfulfilled.....

We spent the day together.....
playing, laughing, eating......just loving.......every. single. moment.

There just are not more words to say,
just the images of our family.......



Princess Phin's first Christmas





Christmas Karate Chop.....



Christmas necklace......



Yup.....married this guy.

going off on a walkie talkie adventure....

Paysen loved the gift Parklen gave him!

Waiting for daddy to open up Parklen's gift....

Parklen giving me the necklace he chose himself.



excited much?!?

THE most perfect shirt for Parklen.....so wish I knew who the genius was who found this for him!!! Thanks!






She loved the paper!!!





Freeze....

There is no beard shaving like fake beard shaving.....


serious racing going on here......



There is not a way to thank everyone who blessed our Christmas.....
because most of you chose to keep your identity a secret.....
but know this,
we appreciate every single thought, gift, card, gesture....prayer.

We are thankful for the outpouring of love on our family!
Thank you.......
really......
THANK YOU!

Celebrating our Lord....
Celebrating our family.......

It was more than a perfect day.....
It was perfectly merry and bright........ 

1 comment:

  1. I like all this time between posts - I like to think it means that you are too busy enjoying those kids. Doesn't mean that I don't think about you guys, though...Sarah c

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