Any holiday makes it harder not to have Magdalena with us. We hang her stocking and place her ornaments on the tree. Everyday God is giving us sweet little reminders of his love and grace in our lives. The older Walt gets, the easier it becomes to celebrate the holidays instead of wallowing. He is aware of toys, receiving presents, and all of the excitement which surrounds him daily this time of the year. He naturally makes us want to make it a memorable holiday for him, and by teaching him the true meaning of the holiday, we remind ourselves. He was a belated Christmas gift from God two three years ago when we found out that we were pregnant shortly after Magdalena passed away.
A sweet friend sent this Nemo to us in memory of Magdalena. We had watched Nemo together, and all of the colors attracted her attention.
Walt was at my office, and he enjoyed watching Justin Bieber's "Santa Claus is coming to town". The dancing and poppy music made him want to dance!
Walt can make a drum set out of anything. Tin Christmas containers with his Handy Manny character toys as drumsticks attracted everyone's attention at Wal-mart as we strolled around.