Christmas Eve is tomorrow, it feels like it was just yesterday we were celebrating Christmas 2009! This will be our fifth year celebrating without Peter, so far it's the hardest one. I am no longer just going through the motions of raising a family on my own. I am a part of life and I'm feeling once again. Everyone is different when it comes to mourning, but we are all the same when it comes to the difficulty of going through the process. I am enjoying life and all it has to offer once again. I am also open to the idea of finding someone special to share it all with. My kids have said on several occasions they wish to have a step dad. I wish it were that easy! Dating is also a process, and I for one need to proceed with caution...my heart is still fragile.
We are ready for the holiday to begin, the only thing we have left to do is clean the house so Santa doesn't trip on anything while putting presents under the tree. Thank you Santa, my kids have never been so eager to help clean the house before. It only took me saying, "You wouldn't want Santa to hurt himself while at our house, then he couldn't deliver gifts to other boys and girls. We would be all over the news as the family that stole Christmas!" We baked yesterday, actually, we made more things on top of the stove, than in it. My goodies are "kid" friendly...scotcharoos, rice krispie balls, fudge, and some cookies. I remember when I was younger I would make a ton of holiday cookies. That was before I had kids and instead, had my mom's influence as to what her favorites were!
Sherry, myself, and our families, would like to wish all of you a very joyous holiday season!!
Until next time-