This will be the first Christmas that all 5 of our boys will not be together. As I was sitting here this morning writing down what else I need to get for Christmas, it hit me. Our life has changed. I always knew it would, don't get me wrong. I'm not one of those moms that wants everything to stay the same and not want her children to grow up and have their own adventures. It just seems like it has happened overnight. I can remember when they were little and the excitement of Christmas filled the air. They were so excited to see if Santa brought them what was on their list. Now, they tell me to tell "Santa" what they want...lol. We miss our oldest but know this is the path that he has chosen and God will bless him. And as far as his brothers...they are all getting Navy related items from Santa.