Friday, December 9, 2011

Christmas-time is Here

Christmas has always been my favorite time of the year. I love the music, decorations, cards, cookies, and of course presents. I love to get presents, but I really LOVE to give presents. I love to bake, I love to sing. I really love it. From the day after Thanksgiving and on past New Years I have my tree up.

I guess part of the reason is how my mom and step-dad went all out when we were kids. It was a time that was always magical. I could forget the rest of my cares and get lost in the majesty of it all.

This Christmas is going to be hard. We have had some challenges this year, and as much as I would like to think that life will change after the first of the year, I know that it won't happen that way. Things will eventually get better, but not just because the calendar changed over to 2012. 

I will be making my own "magic" in the coming year, and I will not be doing it by myself. I have my kids and my friends to help me along the way. I will no longer put all of my faith in one person, hoping they will "save" me. I am relying on the love of others to help me along the way, but I will be taking charge. 

I am determined to still love this holiday season, and although it won't be like in years past, it will still be magical!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to one and all! Even YOU! ;D