Everyone is asleep, well except me of course which is about the norm. I find myself not sleeping much again these days. Two minutes past midnight so it is official..Merry Christmas!
The gifts are under the tree, stockings full and coffee pot set up ready for what I know will be the extra early wake up call by two overly excited little girls and I would have it no other way! Both of my girls still fully belive in Santa and I want to enjoy every minute. Who knows what next year will bring. The joy on those little faces is just priceless. They tracked his movements all day with the NORAD Santa tracker. AT bed time I almost needed to strap them down they were bouncing off the walls so badly.
We will have my brother’s family and my sister for dinner. My niece and nephew are 7 and 3 so having the four kids for Christmas is great! We do an all out beef feast…probably not very traditional for some but it has become tradition for us. Homemade onion soup, steak and mushrooms….YUMMY!
After all of the preparations, the shopping, the cleaning, cooking, wrapping what I love most is spending time with those I love. Some people around me are never satisfied and to be honest I think I used to be part of that group. Since the Mastectomy I really have settled into a more peaceful place. I can not control most things that happen. You can not get “those” moments back. The ones where your children are filled with wonder and awe or the ones where you have an opportunity to spend time with those important to you. Life is just too short.
In the morning, I will watch A Christmas story at least twice. I will eat way to much. I will take a moment to think about the cruelties in the world and thank god for my healthy girls. I will take every opportunity to create a memory.
The morning will be here in the blink of an eye! I wish you all a joyous Christmas.