Dec 15, 2009

Bah Humbug!

This picture shows how I feel about the holidays this year. Although it is cute, and made me smile. I definitely have a shortage of the Christmas spirit. It's probably because my kids aren't going to be with me for Christmas. They are spending their vacation in Florida with their dad.

My husband and I are going to be in Idaho with his family for Christmas. I'm really looking forward to going, and hope the change of scenery will keep my mind off the fact that it's my first Christmas ever without my kids. Anyway, because nobody will be here, and honestly, because I'm just plain too tired, we haven't decorated for Christmas.

I've been wondering why, when I have so much to be grateful for, I'm feeling sorry for myself. Sunday I just didn't want to go to church. Do any of you ever feel like that? I know I need to go, and always feel better when I do, but I came home after Sacrament anyway.

Well, this is rambling without a point, so I'll just finish by including this song by Josh Groban. I found it yesterday on Laurie Lewis' blog and it gave me a small lift in spirits. I hope it does the same for you.


Rachelle said...

Hope you feel better today.
Make yourself put up at least a few decorations. I've found that often when I don't want to do something is the time I should DO it. You're right, that you have a lot to be thankful for, but it doesn't mean that you won't feel some sadness without your kids.
Maybe you could write each of them a special note to open on Christmas day when you're not with them.

L.T. Elliot said...

Sometimes, it's just hard to find that cheer--doubly so when you don't get to be with your kids.
Sometimes, I feel that way about church too. So you're not alone there.
I'm prayin' for you and hoping Christmas finds you surrounded by love, cheer, and an abundance of the spirit.

Keith Fisher said...

When do you wnat me to come over and put up the tree?



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Ho Ho Ho I am hopeing you have a better Day and christmas season.
Remember you are loved.

Keith Fisher said...

PS that was supposed to be a santa claus smiley face.

ali said...

That's a beautiful song. And the picture is FUH. NEE!!!

I think not having your kids around for the holidays would be a powerful downer. HUGE. I'm so sorry. Being divorced sucks. I'm the child of divorced parents (dad left when i was four) but Mom didn't share custody. Anyhoo, it still made holidays suckish. I can only imagine what it must be like to be a mom and not be with your kids for Christmas.

((hugs)) Kim. I hope Christmas with your hubby's family will be a happy distraction.

Nichole Giles said...

I'd be feeling down too, knowing I wouldn't get to be with the people most important to me in the world on Christmas day. You have a right to be bummed, even with all your new blessings.

I think being without my kids for that long would make me say Bah Humbug too. In your place, I'd probably plan some way fun activities for before they leave and after they get back so I'd have something to look forward to (besides them coming home).

I'm coming over tomorrow to bring you some Christmas cheer. (If you're not home, it'll be on your doorstep so look for it.) I hope it makes you smile.

Kimberly Job said...

Thanks, everyone! You are the best friends ever.

C.L. (Cindy) Beck, author said...

Sorry you're feeling down. Thanks for stopping by to see us at our book launch, though. We really appreciated it.

And congrats on winning the bracelet over at Rachelle Writes. Cool!

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