January 2, 2008

You survived the holidays.

You did it!! Congratulations to all of those newly single parents (or single people in general) that made it thru the holidays for the first time on their own. Its amazing how you can live your life on a day to day basis, conquering one hurdle at a time, and then be blind sided by the holidays. You know they are coming. They happen the same time every year but you never quite prepare yourself for the emptiness of your first holiday as a single person. Add to it the complication (or should I say the guilt you feel) of children and it can be a bit overwhelming. The only thing I can say that may make it better is that it gets easier. The first one is always the toughest. The children pick up on things really quickly two. For instance, the fact that they now have two Christmas’s instead of one. Instant happiness, just add massive amounts of guilt presents and life is wonderful in their world. So now its time to do something for yourself. Did you get gift cards?? If so, take yourself shopping and have a blast. Did you get a new outfit?? Go ahead, Invite a friend to go out to dinner and show off your new attire. Whatever it is, do something for you. Lord knows you’ve earned it.

3 comments:

kim said...

I certainly take my hat off to single parents, wowzers, and I thought me being a stay home mother to 5 was tough. Bless you....

and many blessings to you in 2008

Kelly Mahoney said...

I love your blog -- great idea and wonderful photos of your kids. I'm exhausted from the holidays and my first resolution is to get my blog back in order and try and make it into something this year.

The Gal Herself said...

Gulp! This was a very sweet, sensitive and moving post. And I'm not even a mom! I bet you have helped a lot of people with this.