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
- Denise @ Sunflowers, Chocolate and Little Boys
- Im a Christian Stay at home mom...that means I am a professional multi-tasker and I give all the credit to Jesus. I am married to my best friend and have 3 wonderful sons. God didn't promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, nor sun without rain, But he did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears and light for the way.