Thursday, November 6, 2008

Hurry Up Christmas!!

I know that most people are dragging their feet into the holiday season. I get it, really I do....because Christmas is now starting earlier and earlier. Every store has their decorations, wrap, presents, etc up on display. It can make even the strongest person squeamish . I am one of those people who likes to get a jump start on shopping and I have more than half our presents bought already, but that isn't why I'm in a big hurry for Christmas this year. This year was setting out to be a very emotional one for me. In the past year my Grandfather went to a nursing home and is physically unable to leave the home. He has spent every Christmas morning at our home, having breakfast and watching the boys open presents for the last 10 or 11 years. An even bigger void for me this year is my oldest Son, who moved to his Dad's home over the summer. They are only about 8 miles away, but on Christmas morning that is a huge distance that breaks my heart. Just thinking about Christmas morning was bringing me to tears but then I put my pain in God's hands. And he listened. Soon after that some things happened in our family that made possible for my parents to visit for the whole week of Christmas. Saturday to Saturday. For those of you who don't know me, this is HUGE. I haven't spent a Christmas with my parents in about 14 years and God knew I needed something HUGE to help get past the pain of missing my Son and Grandfather on Christmas morning.
I am still hoping that things work out for my son to be here with me either Christmas Eve or Christmas morning....and time will tell how that works out. But right now I am just thankful to have such a wonderful "distraction"....can I call you that Mom and Dad?? LOL


Kristina P. said...

I don't like Christmas too early, but I've started to really embrace the holidays in the past couple of years, so I don't mind it being somewhat early. And that's great about your parents!

Mom said...

You can call us a distraction that doesn't hurt our feelings because we know what your true feelings are. You are going to have to fight with the boys to get some of our attention when they are awake so be prepared for that too. Hurry up Christmas and make that week go slow so we can enjoy every minute of every day that we are there.

Lisa said...

I about screamed when I was at Walmart today and Christmas music was playing. For me, it is WAY TOO early for all that. Maybe the week before Thanksgiving, but less than 1 week after Halloween.

Thanks for stopping by the ole JujuBoo World. :)

Jessica said...

I personally love Christmas and have always started listening to Christmas Carols right after Halloween. I'm an all year round shopper and am always looking for that perfect gift so while I don't want it to come any earlier I'm good with right after Halloween.

I'm so happy that your mom and dad will be able to be with you for the Holiday season. It's wonderful to have family to surround you even if you are missing someone terribly. I hope all works out for you to have your son with you.

One thought on your Grandfather: (this all depends on his health) Did you think about possibly keeping a few gifts aside and going to the nursing home so that way your children can still open a few gifts with Grandpa? You could probably even take in something for breakfast. It won't be the same but it may ease the pain of being apart for all of you.

Deb said...

your excitement even makes grinchy old me a little happier about the upcoming holiday.

you are right... God will see to it that it all works out, one way or another. and you'll have your parents there, as a bonus!

Laura said...

Hey Denise,
thanks for your comment on my page about my lame-o attempt at a quick crock pot meal. No, we had fried chicken from my favorite place. It's a place by my mom's house. So I stopped by there after I went to see my two year old niece and my 3 month old twin boy nephews. I of course did not have any of the chicken or other various goodies. I had myself some enchiladas, black beans, rice, sour cream and lettuce. It was FABULOUS!!
And thanks for asking. I will talk to you tomorrow, I am tired.. too much work at school today.

Queenie Jeannie said...

I love Christmas too! I hope you have a beautiful one with ALL your family!!!

Come on over to my blog to register for my giveaway!! =)

Vodka Mom said...

that was a bit painful. I will be thinking of you at Christmas time!

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