27 Mon, 2010 § 4 Comments
How was your holiday?! Full of laughter & love?
I sure hope so.
The long drive was worth spending a 4-day weekend with my family. Eis, normally a basket case in the car, wriggled her way under the passenger seat & stayed there calm & seemingly happy in her little “den” for the 7-hour drive. 😀
Between Daq [the niece] blaming Dave [the husband] for drawing all over Darryus’ [the nephew] legs
to sunny hikes with my dad & brother [was it really December in EC?]
to happy baby news from my other brother & SIL,
we got a big dose of fun & love over Christmas.
Can you believe I missed saying goodbye to my dad though?! I was walking Eisley Sunday morning & decided to stop at my grandparents’ to say goodbye & didn’t realize he had to leave for an early meeting. He looked for me but thought I was on a run. 😦 I was crushed. Good thing Dave has learned to endure my tears.
Many people might be mourning Christmas’ past. I am actually relieved to be able to focus & put energy toward other aspects of my life. I enjoyed the holiday immensely & would lengthen the time spent with my family if I could, but with the recent move & job hunt, the stress of holiday prep was more than I could bare some days. Again, good thing Dave has learned to endure…
I was so worried about letting everyone down, I didn’t slow down to really savor & embrace what I love most about this time — which is slowing down, embracing contemplative moments & sharing time with those I love.
…Daiqri & I created art…my sister shared ideas & inspired future food photography…& some of us even hiked a bit…but part of me feels like those moments were rushed & squeezed in…
Maybe I didn’t really miss anything. Maybe it just took spending time with my family to make me stop & enjoy the moment…if only we could have had more than those 4 days. I guess I am mourning, but it is my family I am already nostalgic for, not Christmas.
How was your holiday spent? Lots of festivity amidst a bit of chaos? Were you able to slow down & enjoy the moment?