“Don’t trip on your hem,” I told myself as I walked up the choir bleachers, my long black skirt paired with my collared white shirt. I stood proud, excited for the harmonies and melodies I’d soon be belting out alongside my classmates, giggling to relieve my jitters and anticipation. Fast forward thirty two years and those memories come back strong and fresh as I watch Lucas walk up the bleachers for his choir performance then take his seat to perform with the band.
There are so many traditions we create as families; from how we celebrate holidays to how we start each morning and end each day. Whether grand or simple, traditions connect us and form our identity. Each tradition creates a thread in our fabric that our children will tug on each time they re-tell the story, reminisce with their siblings, repeat with their own children.