For the first couple year’s of my marriage, we were close enough to my family that we were still able to participate in family traditions: holiday meals, church on Sundays, birthdays and so on. Since PCSing away (two moves ago) and adding our son to the family, we’ve had to be a bit more proactive about creating our own family traditions.
This came up in conversation a few nights ago when we started talking about Easter. My mom had all these funny little things that we did around Easter. My husband could really thought they were silly. And while they are silly things, when I look back those silly little things are an important part of my childhood. They are fun memories that make smile whenever I see the Easter decorations out.
With any marriage, you have a blending of family traditions and you create new ones. Being an Army spouse adds the extra dimension of being miles away from family. I want to find ways to incorporate our extended family into our holidays even when we aren’t able to travel.
How do you incorporate your extended families into your holiday traditions?