Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

You know, sometimes I have a hard time being grateful.
Yes, my life is very blessed.
But.....
Sometimes I think I look at Holidays different than some people. Don't get me wrong, I love a Holiday. It's just that for some reason, it's those times of year that it really resonates that my children, well, their not regular children.
I want to be grateful, really I do. For example, I had the luxury of working from home today ( OK, I do that 3 out of 4 workdays a week), my kids had half a day, we had lunch together, hung out together this afternoon playing the Wii. No cooking here, we travel instead for Grandma and Grandpa's house.
My husband (bless his soul) called to say he'd be home in time to take M to his orthodontist appointment, so I wouldn't have to do that. He comes home and takes BOTH kids with him, so that I can relax. OMG....that's a gift in an of itself!
So, as you can see, my life, is charming...for the most part.
It's just that Holidays make it more obvious that my children are different. It's almost heartbreaking ( for me) to celebrate Christmas. It's not that they don't enjoy it, they do. Their excitement is almost contagious! I think that for me, it's a reminder of the things that won't ever be "normal."
I think for Christmas, I'm going to try to give myself the gift of "being OK with how things turned out" and to not wallow in self-pity.
Happy Turkey!
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