It felt too big to mention, so we just posed for pictures and laughed.
Then Kaitlyn mentioned it: that she was so glad to be doing this again, with all of us, after the past two years, after last year’s pictures without Chris. And it felt like everyone exhaled and time froze for just a moment as the gravity of not-together and together sank in.
The road back to this moment has been rocky and exhausting. But here we are: the girls in their Hogwarts costumes; Chris with his mustache comb (when did this happen?); all of us full of peace and gratitude and miracles.
Christmas 2018 is not what we imagined. It’s better and lighter, quieter and calmer. There is still much work to do, many hard things ahead, and unknowns that feel scary, but we’re together, we’re safe, and we’ve got well-combed mustaches (both Chris and I). And for that we’re thankful.
Merry Christmas from the Graham family.
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I love you and your little family, so much. Merry Christmas, Mary. The world is a better place because of this Graham Family.
Aww, thanks, Maira! Merry Christmas to you too.
Hannah Beth Reid says
Merry Christmas! These pictures and the words with them are so beautiful!
Thanks, Hannah Beth! Merry Christmas. 🙂
Merry Christmas Mary to you and your clan.
Thanks, Pat! Merry Christmas to all the Lawrences. 🙂
Be ever so blessed this miraculous season
You too, Gayle! Thank you. 🙂
lyn moes says
Those smiles are so genuine & lovely ❤️ Merry Christmas Graham Family!