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This is the Christmas...

Posted by Patience on December 5, 2008 at 5:38 AM in HolidaysPatience
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This is the Christmas...

where 75% of the ornaments are hung at the eye level of a three year old Lucy.

when your 8 year old soaks up every holiday experience and tells you 1,000 times: "We are having a nice time huh mom?"

the magic of Santa is burned into a 5 year old dreamy boy's heart.

when you hold your tiny baby and think she must be as perfect as the baby Jesus himself.

when you are tired, tired, tired.

where you decide to go everywhere in your pajamas and a fleece pullover.

you are only mildly aware of how far behind you are with all there is to do.

you think about when exactly will you ever send Christmas cards.

when you decide everything is exactly as it should be and all is well.

What is this the Christmas/Hanukkah (or holiday) of for you my friend? Tell us in the comments.


Nicola writes...

This is the Christmas for cradling my growing belly, feeling the flutters, and wondering how life and love are going to change when there are three of us in our loveshack, not just two. The Christmas for not fretting about anything, what will be will be, and our family love us anyway.
The Christmas for crying when songs about peace and joy come on the radio, because I want all of that for my baby, all of it, and passion and dreams as well.
Happy Christmas to your and yours.

PatienceAuthor Profile Page writes...

What a beautiful Christmas Nicola and such lovely writing. I'm looking forward to reading more about your journey to parenthood. Much peace this holiday...oh, and I keep crying in the car due to radio goodness too. ;)

Amy writes...

it's about excitement amidst uncertainty; keeping the magic of the future alive for the kids while trying not to wrestle so hard with the past; wishing I could shut my brain off long enough for a nap; growing gracefully into our own new family traditions; and the search for that ever elusive star...

Sarah writes...

This is the Christmas for forging new family traditions that give a nod to our families of origin while striking out with new things for the four of us. This is a Christmas for enjoying and not being all postpartum-y weirdness!

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