As much as I accept change, there is honor in tradition. While I attended and graduated from Texas A&M University and understand ALL there is to know about tradition - sometimes things still change.
They need to change. Maybe just a bit - not major changes. Just a few changes. Honor thy tradition, yet accept modifications?
What happens when someone gets married? Or moves away? Or has a baby? Or all of the above. Yes, we are at the traditional time of year, but things do change. It's not easy.
This year, I attended 3 Christmas parties. It was a record year. I don't think I attended any last year. That different.
We had friends over Christmas day - 6 adults - 5 kids. Last Christmas day was a different number, a different crowd - yet the same sentiment was there. Friends together for Christmas.
The boys and I head out to Utah tomorrow to wrap up 2013. A tradition we started several years ago. We did miss one. We didn't like it that year.
This year will be different too. We aren't staying where we normally stay. They have a new baby. The mom seems a bit over-whelmed. (Not is a good way). That's okay, we are going to let her adjust. We are going to adjust too. My sons friends (really, the ones whom are my friends), well, one of the brothers is staying with us.
A tradition we started a few years ago. Now changing for the seasons too.