The phone calls are coming, the e-mails are pouring in. What do you want for Christmas? What can we get for the girls?
At this time of year I’m once again reminded how incredibly blessed, even spoiled my little family is. Our family may not be large, but we are strong. We are there for each other in good times and in bad. Through the happiness and through the toughest of losses….
What do I want for Christmas?
*A season full of good health. A new year bursting with joy.
*To get through the week before Christmas without the annual “Family Christmas Fight”. (this would be the one where I nag and nag and nag until I explode and screech that “everyone needs to pick up their crap because company is coming and I am not a maid and I want to enjoy this blessed season too dammit!”)
*I want to carve out some time with those friends we only seem to get to see once or twice a year. We may not see them very often, this doesn’t mean I don’t think of them always. A few hours with them is enough to fill my heart with joy.
*I hope to find some time to see the magic of Christmas through the eyes of my children and my SassyNephew. Thanks to his two year old sweetness Santa lives on forever more.
*I hope for one decent family picture.
*I pray for some healing as we reflect back on family members not with us this Christmas.
*I want to find a way to stop the clock. If only for a day. A day where we declare our own snow day, (as only Canadians can) tuck ourselves into our home, tune out the world, and hang with my family with nothing more on our agenda’s then movies, baking, and re-connecting.
*I want to make paying it forward a priority, and teach my girls that this is one of the biggest gifts we can give ourselves.
On my Christmas list, everyone finds their own joy.
What do I want for Christmas? Well, everything I already have, just sometime to take a deep breath, say a big thanks, and enjoy it. Wishing you all the best the season has to offer, and none of the stress, mess or icky stuff.
Peace and love and the biggest of hugs. xo