"" Three Ladies and a Dad: Merry Christmas?

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Merry Christmas?

Christmas was good, although I have to admit I have definitely had better years.

Christmas Eve was spent with my mom for lunch, along with my sister's. Christmas Eve night was appetizers at my dad's. (Still weird they are at different places.)

The next morning we opened presents at our home. Macie & Zoa loved every minute of it, as all children should. We then got ready to go to my Grandma and Pop's.

Within moments of being there, Macie asked me where Mama and Papa were. At this time, I excused myself to go to the bathroom. After I composed myself, I returned, avoided eye contact with anyone and made a small plate of food. My appetite was not there. Two small bites of turkey and two small snack things was all. We stayed about 30 more minutes. My mom showed up a few minutes before we planned to leave. After some small talk, we I decided to leave.

We went and hung out with Jeremy's mom until our movie started. It was just what we all needed. Downtime for the girls, less pressure on Jeremy to make me happy and a outlet for myself. It is something we plan to do every Christmas from here on out.

Christmas this year was good, but just not merry. Be thankful for what you have, because it can all change within an instant.

Off to work out...



mannequin said...

I think movies on Christmas is a great idea! Our family is spread out all over the place and no one travels so it's pretty quiet here as well in that regard.
I know exactly what you mean about the fact that it can all be taken away in the twinkling of any eye. I've had it happen in more than one way and it's devastating. I want to say that it gets easier with time but I think the honest truth is that you learn to deal with it easier.
And you will.

Nancy said...

Times change - as a child my parents were divorced and I had 4 Christmas' to attend and it seems all we ever did was run from one to the next and we never got to enjoy anything. I think it is great that you are doing the movie day - Just remember - your family- your home - let them come to you which will give you stability - don't just rush from one to the next - plan it out - maybe one on Christmas Eve and the other on Christmas Day. It's YOUR family - you stay strong and trust in the Lord as he will help you through this transition.