today is my mom's birthday.
she was named karol because when they brought her home from the hospital, carolers came to their door.
christmas time always reminds me of her.
i always have a pit in my stomach as we celebrate-
because i miss her!
i can't help but think what it would be like if she were here.
she loved being with her children.
i'm so grateful she was born 57 years ago
and that I was lucky enough to be her daughter.
i hope to carry on the traditions she raised me with.
i'm grateful for the love of our Savior she instilled in me.
i'm also grateful for this time of year to focus on his life,
as well as hers.