Saturday, December 22, 2007

Well, now is the time for jolly old Saint Nick, caroling in the snow, wrapping presents and hot chocolate. I usually love this time of year, but I am having a hard time with the spirit of Christmas. I know I should be focused on Christ and that people who give me gifts aren't really expecting anything in return, but I am really struggling this year. What is wrong? I might be a bit too busy. I may have SAD. I may be overwhelmed.... and still none of those seem right. I miss those days of ignorant bliss. I want to feel like I did when I was a kid.
I never could sleep the night before Christmas and when I finally did go to sleep I would be up at six waking everyone else up, yelling and screaming that Christmas had arrived. My parents had to make a rule that we couldn't get them up until seven. Then we caroled through the house singing everyone awake. How did these traditions get started? Where are my traditions? Do I have them and not even realize they are there? Am I starting good traditions with my children?
Well, today I let them decorate a GF gingerbread house. I guess I get a good mommy point for that. They were so excited and they didn't complain at all when decorating. Hmmm.... This is something I may need help with. Tell me your traditions. I want to know. Maybe it will spark a little joy into the season for me. Sorry to be so glum. Cheer me up now. Come on, do it.

Look how pretty Idaho is...It is snowing tonight and it is so beautiful.

1 comment:

Audra said...

We have a white stocking that we get out every Christmas Eve and write a letter to baby Jesus. It is a letter that we each write telling the things we are thankful for because Jesus came to earth AND it tells the things we are going to improve. Sounds kind of new year resolution(y), but it is great to fill a stocking for Jesus the night before Santa comes. I can't wait to read what I wrote last year.

I have been feeling glum, too, but then I made wassail today. Now my house smells like Christmas! Let the season begin! I bet all of the singing at church will cheer you up tomorrow. ENJOY and Merry Christmas!