My Christmas Card to You
I always have the best of intentions to do my own cards, mail them, make a zillion fabulous homemade gifts for special friends outside of family, but time just gets away from me. For some reason, I never think about it until it’s too close to Christmas, and then there are never enough hours in the day. Next year, I tell myself, and next year I do the same thing. Sigh. Oh well.
At least, this year I’m happy, home, warm, and have my family around me. I started getting a swollen tonsil this morning, so hopefully that doesn’t mean I’m going to be sick tomorrow and can’t see my mom. At least one way or another, I won’t be alone. I started this blog two years ago after the worst Christmas ever where I was alone – it was desolately quiet except for my very ill daughter sleeping upstairs (we thought she just had the flu), who I ended up taking to the emergency room that night, and who was diagnosed with an incarcerated hernia. Had we waited much longer, things could have been much worse. As it was, they admitted her and she was in surgery within a few hours.
This year, everyone is healthy, including my mother, who has had her share of illness this year. We’ll all gather together and watch the little ones open toys and play with glee. To me, that’s the most important part of the holiday season: little kids, their innocence and purity. That, and being with family.
Speaking of family – I want to wish all of my bloggy friends a happy holiday. You are like my extended family and many of you I’ve come to know and grow so fond of. Isn’t the blogosphere fabulous? Meeting people and sharing connections in ways we never would have had just a few years ago. It’s incredible.
Happy Christmas everyone. I’ll see you on the flip side.
Claire (aka Little Miss)