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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

I'm No Scrooge...

I have been sick this week. Bean has been sick this week. Ash was sick last week. Over the past three days my holiday spirit has come crashing down! I can almost hear myself saying, "BAH HUMBUG!"

I don't want to be that person. I'm not that person!

I shouldn't allow this funk to take the fun out of the season for me. I shouldn't worry that presents aren't bought and/or wrapped. I shouldn't be upset that I am missing out on some things I had on our calendar. I shouldn't be stressed about getting it all done in time.

I should be taking these days on the couch, under a blanket to count my blessings...

That my family is basically healthy. (We may share germs now and then but we don't have the worries that so many others do.)

That we live under one roof.

That I am able to be a stay at home mom.

That we may not have as much as when I was working but that we still have what we need.

That we have friends that would jump in to help us on any day at any time.

That we have love...even on the bad days.

That we have laughter.

That we have each other.

From our family to yours...
HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!

If you find yourself in a funk like me this week, work through it. Don't let it take the warmth, wonder and magic out of the holiday. Count your blessings and tell your family and friends how truly grateful you are to have them in your lives. 'Tis the season!

I am going to take a few days off here and there over the next two weeks to spend some time with my family and friends. I hope all of you know how much I appreciate all of the support given to me through this blog!

Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah!


I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future. The Spirits of all Three shall strive within me. I will not shut out the lessons that they teach.
Charles Dickens ~A Christmas Carol

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15 Comments:

At December 21, 2011 at 5:13 PM , Blogger Sara said...

Hope you girls get feeling better soon! Merry Christmas!

 
At December 21, 2011 at 6:44 PM , Blogger Maren said...

What a beautiful picture - of your beautiful family. You look so happy and .. I don't know. So real. Like genuine, good people. I like that picture a lot. :)

 
At December 21, 2011 at 8:43 PM , Blogger Robbie K said...

Hope you all feel better soon and what a great reminder to count your blessings!

 
At December 22, 2011 at 2:30 AM , Blogger Recovering Supermom said...

I hope everyone is feeling better soon! It's hard to be sick during the holidays. Your reminders are good for us to remember what's really important.

 
At December 22, 2011 at 7:53 AM , Anonymous Galit Breen said...

Lovely, my sweet friend. xo

 
At December 22, 2011 at 7:55 AM , Blogger Jon said...

Really missing you guys. So sorry we won't be seeing you for the holidays. Give Ash my best wishes for her tournament. Hope everyone's healthy for Christmas and has a great day together!

 
At December 22, 2011 at 9:12 AM , Blogger Erin said...

Oh, I hope you guys feel better. Eat some yogurt if you have not already. The live cultures will help get you better in no time. Fun Fact: 70% of your immune system is in your gut. My teacher side needed to come out. :-)

 
At December 22, 2011 at 10:19 AM , Blogger Gia said...

Feel better! It's good to have perspective, of course. But it's also okay to be a little upset about the little things, like dealing with two sick kids and getting sick yourself. We're only human!

 
At December 22, 2011 at 11:39 AM , Blogger llawlor said...

Love the post and your card. Snuggle up with the fam and shop later:) Hugs!

 
At December 22, 2011 at 6:48 PM , Anonymous Jen said...

I love your attitude! Sometimes I think we are "blessed" with a little sickness to make us stop and slow down for a few days. I sure hope your entire family is feeling much better by Christmas so you can enjoy it completely!

 
At December 23, 2011 at 2:55 AM , Blogger Grumpy Grateful Mom said...

Sorry you are all sick, but I love your focus! My husband and I were just talking tonight about how blessed we are. I lose site of that from time to time! Hope you get better and have a wonderful Christmas!!!

You have a beautiful family!

 
At December 25, 2011 at 11:32 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm so glad u guys r better. I missed u!!!
Mel :)

 
At December 30, 2011 at 3:05 PM , Blogger Kristin @ What She Said said...

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas, Kristen, creeping crud aside. I love your attitude. Enjoy your blogcation and see you on the other side! :)

 
At January 1, 2012 at 8:20 PM , Anonymous OneMommy said...

Being sick at Christmas is NO fun! I hope you recovered and were able to enjoy Christmas with your girls. May you have a wonderful New Year!

 
At January 1, 2012 at 11:26 PM , Blogger Mommy Inconsistent said...

You took the words right out of my mouth here! This is the first Christmas I was sick too..am really just recovering now...and my calendar was pretty clear so I felt like I wast stressed at all...go figure. But you're right, we have so much to be thankful for. I hope you had a great Christmas and New Year!

 

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