The holidays may be over but looking back, we may just have celebrated our best Christmas ever.
Unlike our previous Christmases that usually involved over-the-top decorations, loads of expensive presents (both given and received), fancy holiday trips, and crazy holiday schedules filled with parties (a lot hosted by us), this last one was what we would’ve labeled low-key.
As we’re not in our own house, we didn’t have stressful decor issues. No Christmas parties, and no expensive presents. And except for our ever-gracious, hospitable, and generous hosts and a few friends who have helped us in our temporary country, we didn’t have wrapped presents either. And those few that we did wrap were carefully and lovingly made by our Hodgegirl.
For 2 weeks, our family was together (after being apart 6 months) and we could really say that it’s not about the quantity but the quality of time spent together. And during that time, it didn’t matter if we were in a borrowed house, a borrowed (rented) car, in a borrowed city on borrowed time because we felt happy. Home really is where the heart is.