On Saturday, we went with my parents to Arundel Mills to get me some snow boots for a winter walking around Baltimore. In Bass Pro Shop, Santa happened to be visiting and they were offering free pictures! Caleb has no fear of Santa anymore and was really excited to tell him what he wanted for Christmas.
When Santa asked the very question that is on every child's mind all year long, Caleb answered very quickly.
I want Abby to come home.
Santa glanced up at us and noted the fresh tears falling before he asked Caleb who Abby was. He explained that Abby was his sister and that she was sick in the NICU. (We filled in a few details for Mr. Claus!)
Unfortunately, the reality is that Abby will not be home for Christmas. However, we are going to be as close to her as possible (at RMH) so that we can celebrate Christmas with our entire family! It wouldn't be Christmas without Abby Girl!
We've prepared Caleb for this and he knows that we will be celebrating at RMH this year. Now we're just trying to figure out how Santa is going to visit us! Maybe he'll leave Caleb a note telling him the presents are in the car!