I missed you!! *tackle hugs* It’s been way too long since I got to see your beautiful face! Come in, come in. Let me take your coat. There’s a fire in the living room so go warm up and I’ll bring over some hot chocolate in just a minute! Then you can change into your new jammies and slippers and get super comfy. I got you matching unicorn slippers like mine!
Doesn’t the house smell amazing? It’s the cinnamon hard candy and cookies we make every year to give to neighbors. A Christmas Story is coming on in thirty minutes and you and I and the thirteen year old miniman can all pile in bed and watch it together. Then afterward we can turn on the Santa Bells hanging on the Christmas tree and sing Christmas Carols while we play cards at the dining room table. Later we’re going to eat Smores and I’m totally going to eat more than you this year!!! Just you watch!
We can even make colorful pompom ornaments for the tree and some extra for you to take with you! The ones with the rainbow ribbon were the biggest hit last year so I bought more of that style for this year!
I missed you. Did I say that already? Because I really did. Would love to see you more often but I know you’re busy. I’m just a phone call away if you ever need me. You know that right?!? Because even rockstars need a cheerleader sometimes.
Now off to bed with you so we can do it all again tomorrow.
I love you, you know. To the moon and back. You are perfect. You’re exactly the person you’re supposed to be. Don’t let anyone ruin your happy. Ever. Because you deserve to be incredibly happy and loved. The kind of love they make movies about. The kind of love people write books about. That’s what I hope for you.
Never settle for less than what you want and find the real you. Not an approximation or you or a watered down version and not what anybody else tells you you’re supposed to be. Because the world deserves to meet you, and keep you, just like I’m going to do.
Because 2017? You’re gonna rock it with some hard core awesomesauce! I can’t wait to see what you accomplish! I believe in you. I have faith in you.
Love you more than I did yesterday!
Your Holiday Mom Jenn