Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas

Wow, I haven't been here to update since August 25th!

It's not that I haven't been busy. Quite the contrary! We've been so busy, it sure seems like time just flies by. It does make me sad - I don't like time to go by so quickly. Just the other day, I was talking to Joey, and we realized that in six months, he'll be graduating from high school. Actually, six months from December 25th. June 25th is graduation day, and these next six months are going to just fly by.

Jennifer will be graduating in May with her associates, too. They are moving along, growing up. Thankfully, John still has two years to go before he graduates, but, that time will go by in a flash, too.

So, tomorrow is Christmas.
It doesn't feel like it.
The holiday cheer is just not there this year.
Yes, there is snow on the ground, thanks to the blizzard we had last weekend.
The Christmas tree is up, the presents are wrapped. Jen is baking cookies with Joey. John is playing WoW (sigh).

But, there is something missing. This is the first Christmas without my father, and the third without my mother. I know I wouldn't have seen my father for Christmas, but, I'd have talked to him on the phone. It was the first time to not buy him a Christmas card...or a present. I have an emptiness in me, that is not like any I've ever known.

Instead, I really have to focus on my children, and our life. So, with that, I'm off to ice and decorate the sugar cookies Jennifer just baked.

Merry Christmas everyone!
XOXO