I’m a sucker for nostalgia. Trisha and I celebrate anniversaries of things that seem small and insignificant. We haven’t always been that way, but over the past 6 years we have learned to look for things to celebrate. We have done the same with traditions. What we have noticed in our life is that traditions don’t just happen, you have to create them. Since our separation, we have done our best to create traditions in our family that can be predictable and will create memories. One of our traditions is that we always go out for Mexican every Sunday after church. It is something that we have done literally for the past six years. One of the things I’ve learned is that traditions don’t have to be fancy or expensive to matter. The texture that traditions have added to our family has been awesome.
As a family, we’ve always participated in Halloween. I know there are a lot of arguments about Halloween among Christians; we don’t argue about it, we just go Trick or Treating. We only have a few years left of our kids dressing up and wanting to go door to door asking for candy. One of the traditions we’ve created is that we always go Trick or Treating with the kids, then we’ll come back to our house and eat White Chicken Chili. We usually sit around a fire pit and just hang out. It has become something that our kids look forward to. It has become something that we treasure.We’ve tried to create a memory around Halloween that goes far beyond just dressing up and asking for candy…it is about great conversation and time together.
Does your family have traditions? What is your favorite tradition?