Monday, December 26, 2011

Truth Be Told

Truth be told, it has been very difficult to get into any kind of spirit this holiday season. Truth be told, I have been working nonstop, my mother-in-law has been in the hospital for over two weeks now, and I have had to reassess my departments whole schedule due to unfortunate circumstances. Truth be told, I did not even touch a holiday decoration this December. Truth be told, I think with the economy and such, people just don't seem to be in the holiday spirit (ie. nice) this year. Truth be told, I am really really looking forward to the end of the holidays and the start of a new year. Even with all of these deep down truths, somehow someway, the holiday spirit/merry making has snuck in here and there just a little bit. The kids both got mommy-made scarves. There were one or two gingerbread houses made. My husband made some cookies. There was Christmas painting and crafting done by the kids and somehow we did end up with a whole lot of presents in front of the fireplace. And most surpringly, I did get those Christmas cards filled out and sent out. How I did it, I am not so sure. I regret not decorating, not baking any cookies or anything at all myself, not crafting as much as I wanted, and most of all not giving the kids and family the holiday season that they deserve.

This December we enjoyed; hot chocolate, new haircuts, board games, mimosas, just chilling, lots of heartfelt gifts, momma made scarves, being tuckered out at the end of Christmas day, knitting, gingerbread houses, smokey mountains after a rain (which we have had a lot of due to unseasonably warm weather), and most importantly precious family time whenever possible. Next year I will do December differently. I can not let my job, the weather, and other people dictate my life at home. I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and lets hope for a great new year.
Peace, Yasmin

1 comment:

  1. Hey hey- don't be so hard on yourself! Sometimes taking care of your family is more important than anything else. Been there, done that. The first two Christmases after becoming a mom we did no decorations, did nothing celebratory other than the family gatherings, and had absolutely no spirit because we were SO overwhelmed with everything. Two mama-made scarves? How lucky are they??? My kids LOVE getting presents that we make, it's just so special. They got a mother and father who are wholly devoted, and give them a home full of love- nothing could be better or more important!!! HAPPY NEW YEAR + HAPPY YEAR OF THE DRAGON!!! It will be a great new year!