Motherhood and the precious years that followed caused me to save way too much. I guess I wanted to hang on to those happy years. I made myself go through eleven Christmas boxes, discarding them but keeping a few special mementoes that were inside. There were mostly Christmas books, school ornaments, advent calendars, and simple toys. It's odd that Ryan won't remember the years that meant so much to me. I took a picture of each Christmas box and parted with numerous odds and ends. It was time to let go of what was.