When my kids were little, I began planning for the holiday WAY early!
So much thought went into selecting each gift. I would search through my recipes for delicious cookies and candy to make. We hosted an ALL DAY party on Christmas Eve that ended with our extended family attending church together. We would spend a LOT of time discussing how early to get up on Christmas morning. We savored every minute of that day and the afterglow lasted for a few days.
It was so much fun!
Now our family has grown to include a wonderful daughter-in-law, son-in-law and grandchildren. We are very blessed. But…
The nest is empty and we share our family with their friends and “in-law families”.
No more school programs to attend.
No more holiday parties at our home.
Quiet Christmas mornings.
This has been a struggle for me. If you know me at all, you know that I thrive on planning and having people in my home. This is quite an adjustment. It has gotten to the point that I find myself dreading the holidays.
Can you relate?