I’m just going to admit it. I’ve been on a rampage this season. It’s almost as if the heartbreak we suffered this summer is making me determined to have a PERFECT Halloween, and a PERFECT Thanksgiving, and a PERFECT Christmas. I have been stressing myself out to new levels I didn’t know existed. I wake up in the middle of the night panicked about my never-ending to-do list of gifts to buy, and make, and send out in time. It is, quite frankly, ridiculous. But I also think this must be part of my grieving process. My quest to make it a joyful season for my family. (I’m not the kind of person to inflict my stress on my people… I’ve never been good at sharing.) That all being said, I have been pretty happy with my progress, and the things I’ve made this season, and I finally feel like I’m at a place that gives me some breathing room and a chance to relax.
Since the snow hasn’t been cooperating, I never got to do my Christmas Unicorn Princess session… c’est la vie. See? I can roll with things! Sometimes… So I had to improvise for Christmas cards and move it inside, with a beloved, but much smaller critter companion.
I have a lot to be grateful for. I have a supportive and loving husband, a healthy, smart, beautiful little girl, a healthy, sweet puppy baby, wonderful family and friends. I have a home, and food, and joy. I am healthy. I am happy. My heart is full. Still healing, but full. I hope this holiday season allows your heart to be full as well.
Merry (early) Christmas, and may the coming year be YOUR year, whatever that means for you.