Defeating disappointment with new traditions

One of the things that I want to start this holiday season is the building of new traditions.

Because of Gavin’s very unique and demanding special needs,  we will be forced to avoid all the holiday excitement.  To be completely honest,  this is very distressing for me as seeing family and friends at the holidays is very important for me.

However,  I’m trying to turn this into a more positive thing.  I’m going to do this by creating new holiday traditions.  So instead of staying back because of necessity,  we will stay back in order to observe our new traditions.

The first one we are going to start is with the donating of old toys to the Domestic Violence Project.  This is a place for women and chdren that are victims of domestic violence. Sometimes when fleeing a dangerous situation they have to literally leave everything behind.

The kids at the shelter could benefit from the toys we have and no longer use.

I think this is a great message to send to our kids.  The reason we have chosen the Domestic Violence Project is because they helped. Lizze and Gavin when she left her abusive ex-husband back in 2001. They helped with counseling and getting assistance until she got back on her feet.

The boys are excited to do this and I excited to think the herd of toys in the Lost and Tired house.

What traditions have you started?  If you haven’t,  now is as good a time as any 🙂

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