Friday, December 25, 2009

Christmas morning

It's Christmas morning. We only got a dusting of snow last night, but it is still a white Christmas. It's almost 9:30 in the morning and Bradley and I are the only ones up.

This is a very different Christmas from all my other Christmases. This is the first Christmas where we weren't all up really early ripping into lots of presents. Thanks to a little Christmas elf who came along and helped spread the Christmas spirit the kids actually have presents to open from me. Their stockings are full. And even though I know what the holiday actually represents part of the joy was seeing the kids' faces as they opened up their presents, seeing the excitement over getting something they really wanted. There will be more presents later tonight when Kristi and Carson get here, but it makes me a little teary eyed not being able to give them what I wanted to.

The most important thing is that we're together.....the three of us, with family. Even if the teenagers would rather be elsewhere, they will look back on this eventually with fond memories.

This Christmas makes me realize that it really is a new beginning for all of us. A work in progress..... Things have changed dramatically over the last year for us in many ways. But it was all for the best and things continue to get better on a daily basis. I've made lots of new friends, let go of some others, and realized what is really important in my life. I'm learning to set my boundaries and live my life the way I want to live it. I only hope I can teach this to my children. That might be the best Christmas gift I could give them.

Merry Christmas

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas Eve

Ok, so I am setting up my blog.....on Christmas Eve. The kids and I are at Mom and Jim's in Poteau, it's nearing bedtime and it's snowing. We're going to have a white Christmas. Oklahoma City has been pounded with a blizzard.....several inches of snow.

I don't really know what the purpose of this blog will be yet, but I think the title, "Work in Progress" sums up the blog and my life. So, we'll see what unfolds.

Merry Christmas......

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